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KISHTWAR, NOVEMBER 10 [KNZ]: The Minister of state for Haj & Auqaf, PHE, I&FC, Power Development and Industries & Commerce, Syed Farooq Ahmad Andrabi today visited the shrine of Hazrat Shah Asrar-ud-Din Baghdadi (RA) and paid obeisance on the occasion of annual Urs.
On the occasion, the Minister interacted with the people and hoped that such occasions bring people together and encourage them to strengthen the bond of harmony, brotherhood and amity.
Legislators G.M. Saroori, Firdoos Ahmed Tak, EX-MLC Syed Asgar Ali, Chief Engineer PDD, DDC, SSP, Administrator Auqaf besides other district officers and large gathering of people and students were present on the occasion.
In his speech, the Minister recalled the contribution of Hazrat Shah Asrar ud Din (RA) in spiritual and social awakening of the people of the region. He urged the people to follow the teachings of Shah Asrar ud din (R.A) and uphold moral values, communal harmony, brotherhood which he practiced during his lifetime.
Minister also attended the annual function of Islamia Faridia Educational and Research Institute Kishtwar held on the occasion of Urs Shah Asrar (R.A)
The Minister congratulated the management of Islamia Faridia Institute for successful completion of 112 years of its establishment and highlighted some of the major achievements of the institute.
Andrabi informed that in coming years the institute shall be upgraded to University level on the line of Baba Ghulam Shah University to provide higher education avenues to the students of the area.
Earlier, the Minister also visited the shrine of Hazrat Shah Farid-ud-Din Bagdadi (RA) and prayed for peace, prosperity and well being of the people of state and Chenab region.