JK a harmonious society, people deserve accolades: CM
Jammu, Jan 31: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday said that Jammu & Kashmir takes pride in having a harmonious society for which the people of the State deserve all accolades. Addressing the birth anniversary function of Guru Ravi Dass here on Wednesday, the Chief Minister said people of the State have been exemplifying harmony, tolerance and brotherhood. This, she said, is something which ought to be celebrated given the acrimony that has crept in the social fabric all across the globe. She specifically hailed the people living in Jammu for upholding these egalitarian traditions with grace and despite provocations. Paying rich tributes to Guru Ravi Dass, Mehbooba Mufti said the late saint lived for upholding the values of brotherhood and equality in the society and urged the people to rise above the narrow barriers of caste, colour, region and religion to work for human and humanitarian values. Asking the people to follow the teachings of Guru Ravi Dass, the Chief Minister said the lessons from the life of the saint are more relevant today than earlier times given the strain in social fabric of our times. She said the best tribute to the late saint is that we work dedicatedly for creating a castless society based on the principles of equity, equality and justice. Minister for public Works, Naeem Akhtar; legislators, Choudhary Sukhnandan Kumar, Rajesh Gupta; Vice Chairman, SC Board, Bhushan Dogra; former Minister, B R Kundal and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.