Jammu, August 12: Former Minister and senior Congress leader Raman Bhalla extended warm greetings to the people on the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Azha and prayed for their well-being and prosperity. In his message of felicitations, Bhalla has hoped that this festival would further strengthen the bonds of communal harmony, brotherhood, amity, and revive the glorious pluralistic ethos for which Jammu and Kashmir have been known for centuries past.
He prayed for peace, progress and prosperity in the State. On the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Azha, Bhalla today visited various Eidgahs including Malik Market in Narwal, Karayani Talab, Macca Masjid in Bathindi and Digiana and exchanged Eid-ul Azha greetings with the people. Interacting with the people Bhalla said that this joyous occasion would be a harbinger of communal harmony, brotherhood and amity, which are the hallmark of the State’s glorious pluralistic behaviour. Bhalla said that the day symbolises love, compassion and kindness.
He asserted that Eid-ul-Azha reminds us of our responsibility towards poor and needy and inculcates the spirit of sharing happiness and joy with everyone. He maintained that Islam teaches peace, brotherhood, amity and love besides tolerance and patience. Bhalla stated that Eid is an occasion to dedicate ourselves to the teachings of Islam and preaching’s of Prophet Muhammad. “Let us all pledge today to work unitedly for the peace, prosperity and well-being of the State and its people”, said Bhalla.
Eid-ul-Azha motivates everyone to maintain social harmony and live together," he said and appealed to people to celebrate the festival with peace and harmony. Eid-ul-Azha symbolises sacrifice. Such occasions should motivate to spread happiness and reduce sorrows, Bhalla added.