Governor NN Vohra and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday greeted the people on birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh.
In a message, the governor observed that Guru Gobind Singh was a warrior and a philosopher-poet who strived for establishing a society based on equality, brotherhood and respect for women.
He said that the values underlying the teachings of the great Guru should guide our endeavours to establish a just social order.
The governor expressed hope that this auspicious occasion would usher the state towards peace, progress, and prosperity, strengthen the bonds of communal harmony and brotherhood and re-invigorate the valuable traditions that are the hallmark of the glorious heritage of J&K for centuries.
In her message, the chief minister said that the values underlying the teachings of the great Guru should guide our endeavours to establish a just and egalitarian society.
She said that Jammu and Kashmir has been an abode of communal harmony and these occasions strengthen the inter-community bonds which are the need of the hour.
The chief minister prayed for the well-being of the people of the state.
Deputy chief minister Nirmal Singh extended warm wishes to people of the state on Gurupurab.
In a felicitation message, he greeted the people especially Sikh community and asked them to follow the path of peace, compassion and service shown by Guru Nanak Devji.