Governor N N Vohra and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today extended warm greetings and good wishes to the people on the auspicious occasion of Baisakhi.
In a message of felicitations, the Governor said that this day has a special significance for the Sikh community, as Khalsa Panth was born on this day. He added that the day also marks the beginning of the New Year in the Indian Calendar.
The Governor said that in the Northern States, Baisakhi also marks the commencement of the harvesting season, when farmers reap the fruit of their hard work. He observed that the celebration of this festival is a shining example of our glorious pluralistic traditions.
The Governor prayed for peace, harmony, progress and prosperity in the State.
In his greetings message, the Chief Minister said that the tradition of observing Baisakhi with harmony and brotherhood adds colour to its festivity.
"Jammu and Kashmir is known for celebrating holy occasions and festivals in the spirit of unity, amity and love", he said calling for cementing the love bonds between various sections of the society and nurturing communal harmony at all levels.
The Chief Minister prayed for peace and prosperity of the State and the Country.