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SRINAGAR: Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi (SAW), the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (SAW), was celebrated with religious fervour, gaiety and enthusiasm across Kashmir valley during which thousands of devotees attended night-long prayers in major shrines of the region. The largest congregation was held at Hazratbal Shrine, which also houses the Holy relic of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), here on the banks of Dal Lake. Braving chill temperature, thousands of men, women and children devotees attended night-long prayers and sought peace, mercy and blessings from Almighty.

The devotees were shown Holy relic of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). The relic was brought to Hazratbal, in eighth century and since then it become most revered shrine of Kashmir Valley. The Holy relic was displayed to devotees five times today after the culmination of congregational prayers by head cleric of the Hazratbal shrine during which emotional scenes were witnessed with tears rolling down from the eyes of devotees, mostly women, who were seeking mercy from Almighty and regretting their sins.

State administration said all the arrangements were in place for the convenience of the devotees at Hazratbal. All the departments were put in service for the convenience of the devotees and that include Public Health Engineering (PHE), Health Department and Power Development Department (PDD). ‘Hazratbal Special’ buses of State Road Transport Corporation (SRTC) were plying from Lal Chowk to Hazratbal throughout the day. Stringent security arrangements were also in place in and around Hazratbal shrine. Scores of Jammu and Kashmir police cops were deployed to prevent any untoward incident while senior officers were keeping a vigil on entire Hazratbal area. The police were keeping a close eye on traffic and parking management.

Meanwhile, large congregations on Eid-e-Milad occasion were also held at Aasar-e-Shareef Shehri Kalashpora and Jinab Sahab Soura shrines in summer capital. In Srinagar, several mosques were reverberating with the praises for Allah and Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) throughout the night. Some rallies were also taken out in city areas to celebrate Milad. In south Kashmir, thousands of devotees thronged Khiram-Hazratbal Shrine at Anantnag district, which also houses the Holy relic Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

Several small and large rallies were taken out in Pulwama, Anantnag and Shopian districts of the south Kashmir. The devotees holding green flags and banners raised slogans in praise of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and emphasized on the teachings of Islam. Major congregations were held at Kabba Marg, Jamia Masjid Reshi Bazar and Khankhah-e-Moulla Pampore in south Kashmir. In central and north Kashmir districts, similar congregations and rallies were held by devotees to celebrate Eid-e-Milad. A large congregation was held at the shrine of famous saint, Sheikh Noor-ud-Din Noraani, at Charar-e-Shareef in Budgam distrct. Police said the celebrations across the Valley culminated peacefully. Besides congregations and rallies, several conferences and seminars were held at multiple places by different religious organizations and other groups in Valley including in summer capital Srinagar on the occasion of Milad.

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SRINAGAR: Eid-e-Milad also known as Nabi's Days is a day devoted to Prophet Mohammad s.a.w and his teachings. Milad e Rasool s.a.w is also recognized as Mawlid, Milad-Un Nabi and Barawafat across the world .It is an important Muslim day celebrated on the birth anniversary of the Prophet Mohammad s.a.w. In Kashmir Milad un Nabi s.a.w is celebrated with much enthusiasm and zeal. Special Prayers are offered at shrines in the valley at night. People across the valley gather at the famous shrine Hazratbal to pray and have a glimpse of the holy relic of prophet Mohammad s.a.w . The love and respect for the prophet s.a.w is clearly seen on this day. 

As this day is regarded as the greatest blessing for the whole humanity and Peace process. Prophet Muhammad s.a w endeavored to deliver a message of peace all his life . The Holy Quran states that he was “sent as a mercy to the worlds”. (Ch. 21, Verse 107) the simplicity and actions of prophet s.a.w even illustrated as such. Even if any person would act rudely or misbehaved with his holiness, he would react with love, patience and utter kindness. And hos message to the world was the same.  

The message of Prophet s.a.w is an important way towards peace and is an extreme need of the hour. Our Valley is going through a dark phase in which the role of prophet s.a.w and his teachings can add to the harmony and peace in the valley. Milad is the best opportunity for the people of Kashmir to pray for the normalcy here. Like Nabi s.a.w strongly encouraged his followers to live in peace with every person and situation.  

However, According to ongoing situations in the valley, we must take lessons from one of messages of prophet s.a w , “A true believer is one with whom others feel secure,” He was the one who returned love for hatred and used to teach the believers that anyone who would return love only, when love was given belonged on a lower ethical plane . Likewise we as a society must try to learn and obey the teachings of Muhammad s.a.w and use it as a peace message for the better of our society and ongoing situations here. There has to be a way of Rasool s.a.w to resolve some unsolved issues here. 

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JAMMU: Deputy Commissioner Jammu Ramesh Kumar today convened a meeting with senior officers of various departments to take stock of arrangements put in place by different departments for Jhiri Mela commencing from November 22. He also visited the adjoining areas to review the preparedness for the fair. Threadbare discussions were held regarding preparations which ought to be put in place well before time. DC asked different departments to install stalls of their respective department to create awareness about the different government schemes like LaadliBeti, SMAS, BBBP, Ayushman Bharat and agriculture related activities among the devotees visiting the fair and local people. 

Emphasizing on maintaining cleanliness and hygiene in and around the vicinity during Jhiri Mela, DC directed the concerned departments to promote social message on rural sanitation and also install blue and green dustbins to maintain cleanliness in and around the temple. Other arrangements reviewed in the meeting mainly included sanitation, uninterrupted electricity, ensuring of regular and safe drinking water, security arrangements, adequate stocks of ration and fire wood, provisions for accommodation of the devotees, deployment of fire tenders at the venue, setting up of stalls by various departments and conduct of various cultural programmes during the fair.

R&B department was asked to complete the blacktopping and upgradation work of approach roads adjoining Jhiri well before commencing of the Mela. He asked the PHE Department to ensure uninterrupted water supply with provision for additional water tanks, hand pumps and sprinklers for cleaning of venue. He also instructed Power Department to ensure proper lighting arrangements in addition to un-interrupted power supply at the venue throughout the fair.

DC directed the traffic authorities to ensure proper management of traffic during the event and place proper signboards for the convenience of the devotees. He asked the Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs authorities to keep check on the rates and quality of food items being sold during the fair. Health Department was directed to keep sufficient provision for medicare facilities and medical staff.

He asked the officers of Sports and Youth Affair to organise sports event like kabaddi, tug of war, volleyball etc under Khelo India Scheme and motivate local people to participate in the games. He also directed the concerned department to organise cultural items highlighting folk culture of the state to make it more alluring for the pilgrims and tourists who visit this historic fair in large numbers from within and outside the state. Deputy Commissioner stressed on synergy between different departments for ensuring adequate arrangements for the smooth conduct of Jhiri Mela. Senior officers of police and district administration were present in the meeting.