Omar Abdullah asks supporters to help flood survivors on Eid-ul Azha

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah will celebrate Eid-ul Azha with simplicity keeping in mind the plight of people in flood-ravaged areas and has asked his supporters to help flood survivors on the holy occasion.

PTI| Updated: Oct 04, 2014, 23:16 PM IST

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah will celebrate Eid-ul Azha with simplicity keeping in mind the plight of people in flood-ravaged areas and has asked his supporters to help flood survivors on the holy occasion.

"Omar wishes that instead of visiting his residence on Eid for greeting him, people should remain associated with flood survivors providing them necessary succour on the holy occasion," an official spokesman said.

"The chief minister will celebrate Eid with simplicity observing no gaiety and joy due to the plight of lakhs of people affected by the devastating flood in?Jammu and Kashmir?claiming precious human lives and inflicting losses to the economy," the spokesman said.

The chief minister has appealed to his supporters and well wishers to remain in their areas and share Eid with flood sufferers by extending support of all kinds.

Eid will be celebrated in Kashmir on Monday, exactly a month after floods devastated many parts of the state including the summer capital Srinagar.