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Posted at: May 17, 2018, 1:22 AM; last updated: May 17, 2018, 1:22 AM (IST)

Vohra, Mehbooba extend greetings

Tribune News Service

Srinagar, May 16

Governor NN Vohra has greeted the people on the commencement of the holy month of Ramzan and hoped that this auspicious period would be a harbinger of peace, amity, communal harmony, brotherhood and prosperity in the state.

In a message, the Governor observed that the holy month of Ramzan was a period dedicated to fasting, selfless service and prayers that highlighted the values of patience, self-restraint, tolerance and austerity.

He prayed for the well-being of the people of the state.

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, while felicitating people of the state, appealed to them to seek blessings, forgiveness, peace and an end to violence.

In her message, she hoped the holy month marked the beginning of an era of peace, which was free from bloodshed and acrimony. “I pray that this holy month brings along all the divine blessings for our state and its people,” she said.

“This is a month of limitless mercies from the Creator. Let us bow before Him in prayers, remember the helpless during fasting and seek His mercy in the night-long prayers,” she said in her message.

Terming Ramzan as a month of charity and compassion, Mehbooba appealed to the well-off sections of society to donate generously. She said the holy month highlighted the values of patience, self-restraint, tolerance and austerity, which promoted feelings of compassion and respect for others. “Please remember during this month the widows, orphans, destitute, infirm and those who are unable to fend for themselves and try to donate generously for the social causes,” she said in her appeal.

Meanwhile, the Chief Minister has directed the state administration to make all arrangements for the people during this holy month. She has directed the administration to ensure adequate supply of power, drinking water, essential supplies and facilities to people.

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