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Governor celebrates Eid with Jawans

Written by: Staff

Srinagar, Oct 25 (UNI) It was Eid with a difference at Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry (JAKLI) Regimental Centre on the periphery of the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir this morning.

More than thousands of army personnel from various units and air force offered Eid prayers at the centre, as thousands of their comrades watched.

Jammu and Kashmir Governor Lt Gen (Retd) S K Sinha was among the first to greet Muslim soldiers.

Addressing a large gathering, the Governor hoped that Eid-ul-Fitr will hurl a new era of peace and tranquillity in Kashmir that has been the land of saints and seers.

He said Kashmir has a unique tradition of amity and harmony that is popularly known as Kashmiriyat which has withstood the test of time.

He said Jammu and Kashmir was proud of its secular ethos and uniqueness in many ways.

Gen Sinha traced back his association with this beautiful valley to 1947 when he was highly impressed to see the unity in diversity here.

He said festivals like Eid were being celebrated with customary colour and verve fervour by all the communities.

He hoped that the festival will be celebrated in true spirit of Kashmiriyat.

Later, the Governor interacted with officers and jawans besides their families and extended his greetings.


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