Jamshedpur, Oct. 29: Chief Minister Raghubar Das today greeted the people on the occasion of Kali Puja and Deepawali, wishing for them happiness, prosperity, peace and wisdom.
He also appealed to the people to light a candle for the country’s martyrs to express their sentiments for the jawans. He was addressing a function at Golmuri police lines where he paid tributes to the martyrs by lighting candles. He said that some forces were trying to spread unrest in the State in the name of Naxals. He said that the Government was focused to wipe out any form of terror.
The CM also appealed to the youth to discard the path of violence and join the mainstream of progress and development. He strongly said that the state government was not the one to compromise with the law of the land. He also announced to build a memorial to pay tributes to war heroes.
Das hoped that the ‘festival of lights’ would bring in progress and prosperity for the people.
“On this auspicious occasion I wish and pray that all good values of love, compassion, tolerance, mutual respect and brotherhood become hallmark of our society to take forward the State on the path of progress, prosperity and everlasting peace,” he said.
In his message, the CM said that the festival symbolized the triumph of truth and righteousness over the evil of falsehood and highlighted the ethos and high values in history of the nation’s civilization.
He said that the festival would further strengthen the bonds of communal harmony, brotherhood, amity, tranquility and secularism, which are the hallmarks of our glorious composite cultural traditions and prayed for the well-being of the people of the State.
Saying that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was observing the festival of lights in Uttarakhand among jawans, Das called upon the people to express gratitude to jawans and pay homage to the martyrs.