Governor, CM, oppn leader, bishop greet citizens on Chaturthi

PANAJI: Mridula Sinha, chief minister , leader of the opposition Chandrakant Kavlekar, and archbishop of Goa and Daman, Filipe Neri Ferrao, have extended their greetings to the people of the state on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi.
Describing Lord Ganesha as the epitome of wisdom, governor Sinha, in her message, said Ganesh Chaturthi was an appropriate time to promote goodwill, friendship and unity among the people. She also said the worship of Ganesha idols in each household brought a different level of joy and contentment, and that the nationally celebrated festival helped bridged the gap between people of different religions, castes, social backgrounds and status.

Kavlekar, on his part, expressed hope that the festival, which highlights communal harmony and brotherhood, would bring the people of the state closer to one other. He also urged citizens to protect themselves and their surroundings from harm that could be caused due to the misuse of fireworks.

Archbishop Ferrao described Ganesh Chaturthi as one of special joy for members of the Hindu community. “It is no wonder this joy overflows in the exchange of greetings and goodies with their dear and near ones,” he said in his greeting. “While sharing in the joy of our Hindu brethren, we also pray that wisdom, tenderness, compassion and prosperity be instilled in every member of the Goan society, so that they may serve to strengthen the fabric of tolerance, cooperation and mutual help which has characterised our society for centuries,” Ferrao added.

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