Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh; Health Minister Ch Lal Singh and National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah have extended greetings to the people of the state on the commencement of Navratras.
In a message, Dr Singh has expressed hope that the holy days would usher an era of peace and prosperity in the state. He also hoped that the festive days would be celebrated keeping in view the age old traditions of communal harmony and mutual brotherhood.
On the occasion, Ch Lal Singh inaugurated the annual Navratra festival by participating in the magnificent Shobha Yatra, taken out from Asia Crossing depicting rich cultural heritage of the State.
Meanwhile, Dr Farooq today visited Raghunath Bazar in the winter capital here and greeted people and Mata Vaishno Devi shrine-bound pilgrims on Navratra festival. Abdullah wished the pilgrims a blissful yatra, especially during the ongoing auspicious days.