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Azad attends `Eid, Diwali, Gurupurab’ Milan
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JAMMU, Nov 6: The occasions like “Eid, Diwali, Gurupurab Milan” cement bonds of brotherhood, communal harmony and national integration and we should optimally utilize these events for creating a harmonious society.

This was stated by Union Minister for Health Ghulam Nabi Azad, while addressing the illustrious gathering on the occasion of “Eid, Diwali, Gurupurab Milan” organised by Jammu lawyers on Tuesday at Hari Niwas Palace.

On the occasion, Azad also honoured social activists, advocates, political leaders and prominent citizens for their exceptional contribution towards the society.

Those honoured included former Deputy Chief Minister Mangat Ram Sharma, Balwant Thakur, martyrs Udayveer Singh and DySP Shaily Singh (posthumously), state president Gandhi Global Family, S P Verma, advocate, S S Anand, Dr Ashok Vaid, Rani Bloeria, first Lady mayor, JMC, Haji Ghulam Mohammed Ansari, Senior Advocate, J&K High Court, Surinder Kour, Thupstan Chogyal from Ladakh heart Foundation Hospital and Research Centre, Leh.

Azad, who was the chief guest, congratulated the people of Jammu and Kashmir on the occasion of Eid, Diwali and Gurupurab and said that he was pleased to be amongst them once again on a non-political platform under the banner of Eid-Diwali-Gurupurab Milan, organized by a big section of lawyers' community.

Eid-Diwali Milan is being organized for past couple of years in which Ghulam Nabi Azad always remained the chief guest.

Azad said that he was participating in `Diwali-Eid’ Milan since he was the minister in the government of Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi and Narsimha Rao. He said that it was purely a non-political platform and everyone should participate irrespective of any political or religious consideration. He said that such occasions further cemented bonds of brotherhood, communal harmony and national integration and all should optimally utilize these events for creating a harmonious society.

Azad said that Jammu was privileged with its unique composite culture where people of all religions lived in complete peace, brotherhood and tranquility. He extended warm greetings to the people of Jammu on the auspicious occasion of Eid, Diwali, Gurupurab and Christmas.

The gathering included lawyers, representatives of Chamber of Commerce and Industry, several social and traders' associations besides prominent members of civil society. He lauded the efforts of lawyers particularly President Bar Association, B.S. Slathia for organizing this mega social event.

Deputy Chief Minister, Tara Chand, Minister for Public Enterprises, Peerzada Mohammad Syeed, Minister for PHE, Taj Mohi-ud-Din, Minister for Medical and Technical Education, R S Chib, Minister of State for Haj and Aquaf, Ajaz Ahmed Khan, Political Advisor to Chief Minister, Devinder Singh Rana, Member Parliament, Chowdhary Lal Singh, MLA West, Prof. Chaman lal Gupta, ex minister, Janak Raj Gupta, Divisional Commissioner Jammu, president Chamber of Commerce and Trade, president Gurudwara Prabandak Committee, president State Akali Dal, Prof. Hari Om, Rama Kant Dubey were present on the occasion.

A galaxy of intellectuals, political leaders, prominent citizens and people from all walks of society were present.


News Updated at : Tuesday, November 6, 2012
 
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