Poonch, Aug.19 (ANI): Army personnel posted at the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir organised an Iftar party for Muslims as well as other communities, in a bid to foster brotherhood.
Guests poured in large numbers and mingled with each other, adding to the celebratory atmosphere.
Those who were present at the party offered their prayers, and then, interacted with each other over dinner.
The Commanding Officer of the 15 Jat Regiment, Poonch, Harjit Pritpal Singh, said such receptions are organised each year to bring people of different communities closer, adding that this spreads the message of love and peace in the province.
We have invited all the sarpanches (village headmen) and the residents living in this area. This Iftar party is organised every year and everyone here has a good relation with the army as well as among themselves. People from different religions as well as the army celebrate all the festivals together, he said.
A Muslim cleric, Sayyed Mohammad Ameen Shah Gilani, said that such events help different communities to mingle with each other, adding to the festivities.
The commanding officer of the 15 Jat regiment has invited us for the third time to this Iftar party. So, I would just like to convey that people must live in peace and love, this is what is best for the state as well as people of different religions, he said.
Ramadan the ninth month of the Hijri Lunar calendar honours the revelation of the 'Holy Koran' to Prophet Muhammad and has traditionally been a time of religious fervour. (ANI)