National Conference President Farooq Abdullah today visited the heritage Raghunath Bazar in the winter capital here and greeted people and Mata Vaishno Devi shrine-bound pilgrims on Navratra festival.
Abdullah wished the pilgrims a blissful yatra, especially during the ongoing auspicious days.
In his interaction with different groups of pilgrims, mostly youngsters, he urged them to spread the message of peace and tranquillityy and pray for unity of the nation, which is known for its unity in diversity.
Abdullah, accompanied by Provincial President Devender Singh Rana, distributed sweets among the pilgrims and said that the people of Jammu and Kashmirhave inherited hospitality, which is why the people from all over the country were visiting the state time and again. “This spirit is needed to be further strengthened”, he said.
The National Conference President also interacted with the members of business community who greeted him on the festive occasion.
He hoped that they will continue to extend all the support to incoming pilgrims so that they return their homes with cherished memories.