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Srinagar, Oct 24 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir Governor Lt Gen (Retd) S K Sinha and Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad today felicitated the people of the state on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramzan.

In a message, the Governor said Eid-ul-Fitr symbolises patience, self-discipline and compassion which are the hallmark of Islam.

''The great religion of Islam preaches harmony, self-restraint, equality, brotherhood and peace, which assume greater significance in the present day world,'' he added.

Gen Sinha said all religions show to mankind the path of righteousness, humanity and purity of thought. Eid reinforces such values and brings with it happiness and joy for everyone, he said and hoped that the festival would usher in a new phase of peace and stability in Jammu and Kashmir.

In his message, Mr Azad wished the people of the state and the entire country success, peace, prosperity and happiness.

''One of the greatest lessons we learn from the holy month of Ramzan and Eid-ul-Fitr is to share difficulties and hardships of the needy and seek forgiveness of Allah by rendering whole-hearted support to poor, control self instincts, curb unlimited desires and worship for attaining righteousness,'' he added.

The Chief Minster hoped that Eid would usher in an era of peace and prosperity in the state and the country as well.

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