Srinagar, 08 June: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference President Dr. Farooq Abdullah and Vice President Omar Abdullah greeted people on the occasion of Mela Kheer Bhawani.
Party president while expressing his warm greetings said, “The festival attracts devotees particularly Kashmiri pundits from across the state and the country. The annual pilgrimage to this temple is a sort of homecoming for many pundits. The festival presents a perfect example of the Hindu Muslim brotherhood in Kashmir. It is a perfect example of religious harmony that has been a specialty of our Kashmir culture. On this day I greet the people especially the Kashmiri pundit community,” he said.
Vice president in his message said, “Kashmiri pundits are a part of our pluralistic culture. The distinctive pluralistic culture of Kashmir is incomplete without our Kashmiri pundit brethren. Festive occasions like Mela Khir Bawani invigorate further the cause of brotherhood and amity in the valley. I take this opportunity to greet the people on this occasion. I hope that the day acts as the harbinger of peace and prosperity in the state.”
Meanwhile party general secretary Haji Ali Muhammad Sagar, additional general secretary Dr. Sheikh Mustufa Kamal, Provincial president Nasir Aslam Wani, Shameema firdous, members of parliament elect Muhammad Akbar lone, Hasnain Masoodi, provincial spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar, Bhushan Lal Bhat, Vijay Bakaya and Sameer Koul have also greeted the people on the occasion of Mela Khir Bhawani.