Diwali today: Governor, CM, Abdullahs greet people
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Diwali today: Governor, CM, Abdullahs greet people

Diwali, the festival of lights symbolizing the victory of truth over evil, is being celebrated on Thursday.

Diwali, the festival of lights symbolizing the victory of truth over evil, is being celebrated on Thursday.

People from Hindu community remained busy in shopping and lighting their housing to gear up for the celebrations across Jammu and Kashmir.

City markets especially Maharaja Bazar witnessed considerable sale of decoration items and firecrackers. The sale of sweets was also brisk in Srinagar.

Similar reports were received from Jammu and Ladakh.

Governor NN Vohra has extended warm greetings to the people on Diwali and hoped that this auspicious occasion would be a harbinger of peace, progress and prosperity in the state.

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has greeted people of the state on the occasion.

In her message of greetings, the Chief Minister hoped the festival of lights would bring everlasting happiness and peace to the people of the State.

Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh has also greeted people on the occasion.

National Conference president Farooq Abdullah and working president Omar Abdullah, in separate greeting messages, have prayed for peace and tranquility in the state.

NC provincial president Devender Singh Rana said Diwali was one of the most captivating festivals and it celebrated the victory of light over darkness and good over evil.

Chairman J&K legislative council, Haji Anayat Ali, and speaker J&K legislative assembly, Kavinder Gupta, have felicitated the people of the State on Diwali.

Deputy speaker, minister for Food and Information, director information have also extended Diwali greetings.

The Council of Ministers has greeted the people of the state on the auspicious occasion.

Advisor to Chief Minister Prof Amitabh Mattoo and chief secretary BB Vyas have felicitated people on auspicious occasion of Diwali.

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