JAMMU, JANUARY 13: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan on Wednesday greeted people on the auspicious occasion of Lohri and Makar Sankranti and hoped that the festivals will herald growth and prosperity.
In his message, the Advisor said that these festivals are an occasion to celebrate the bounty of nature and I convey my greetings and best wishes to all the people of Jammu and Kashmir and wish them every prosperity and happiness.
The Advisor hoped that the celebrations reinforce the ties that bind us together in peace and harmony and herald the beginning of further growth and progress and inspire us to work together for the overall development of our society.
The Advisor noted that Makar Sankranti, falling on January 14, indicates the beginning of a traditionally auspicious period of the year. Lohri, the harvest festival that was celebrated on January 13, is an occasion to celebrate the onset of warmth and contribution of farmers and traditional ethos, culture and economy.