Pluralism, religious harmony bedrock of state’s identity: DyCM

Excelsior Correspondent

DyCM, Dr Nirmal Singh reviewing arrangements for Eid-ul-Azha in a meeting at Jammu on Tuesday.
DyCM, Dr Nirmal Singh reviewing arrangements for Eid-ul-Azha in a meeting at Jammu on Tuesday.

JAMMU, Sept 22:Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nimal Singh today convened a high level meeting to review the arrangements for  Eid-ul-Azha here.
Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Inspector General of Police Jammu, DIGs, Commissioner JMC, Deputy Commissioners and SSPs of Jammu division, Chief Engineers PDD and PHE were present in the meeting.
Taking a detailed review of the logistic and security arrangements put in place in all the districts of Jammu division especially around Eidgahs, the Deputy Chief Minister stressed on making adequate arrangements with respect to water and power supply, sanitation, healthcare and traffic management. He laid special focus on curbing profiteering and black marketing of the essential commodities.
While taking a review of the security arrangements, the Deputy Chief Minister stressed on the Police to make all arrangements for ensuring peaceful Eid-ul Azha in the Division.
“Pluralism and religious harmony is the bedrock of Jammu and Kashmir’s identity and strengthening communal amity and brotherhood are the pre-requisites for the development of the State”, Deputy Chief Minister said. He  said that Jammu and Kashmir is a beautiful amalgam of pluralistic religion and cultural belief and this social fabric is strengthened when we celebrate our festivals together, adding that  festivals are not only a time for celebrations and gaiety  but they also  exhibit the true essence of  our rich culture and  foster the sense of  togetherness.
Appreciating the Muslim Federation Jammu for their gesture by asking all the communities to maintain communal amity, the Deputy Chief Minister urged all socio-religious organizations to come together and   strengthen the cords of brotherhood, peace and harmony in the State.
The Deputy Chief Minister also stressed on the role of media in maintaining peace in collaboration with the police and administration.

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