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Governor, Chief Minister felicitates people on Baisakhi

Written by: Staff
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Jammu, Apr 13 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir Governor Lieutenant General (Retd) S K Sinha and Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad extended warm greetings and good wishes to the people of state on the auspicious occasion of Baisakhi.

In a message, the Governor said, ''the day has a special significance for the Sikh community, as on this day Khalsa Panth was founded and it also marks the beginning of the New Year of Indian Calendar.'' ''On this day farmers in Northern India reap the harvested crop and this festival also reflects the composite Indian ethos, a unique symbol of unity in diversity,'' he added.

The Governor hoped, that the day would be celebrated with traditional fervour and in a spirit of harmony. He also prayed for peace and tranquility of the State.

In a message, the Chief Minister hoped, ''the festival would be celebrated with joy and harmony in tune with high traditions of rich composite culture of the state.'' The CM said, Baisakhi and other such festivals are symbols of our pluralistic culture and strengthens the age old bonds of amity, harmony and brotherhood for which Jammu and Kashmir is known since centuries.

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