Sunday 18 August 2019, 11:30 PM
President, PM greet nation on Eid
By IANS | Bharat Defence Kavach | Publish Date: 8/12/2019 12:07:25 PM
President, PM greet nation on Eid

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday greeted the nation on Eid-al-Adha.Kovind took to Twitter to extend his Eid greetings and posted messages on the microblogging site in three languages -- Hindi, English and Urdu.

"Eid Mubarak to all fellow citizens, especially to our Muslim brothers and sisters in India and abroad," the President tweeted. "Idu'I Zuha symbolizes love, fraternity and service to humanity. Let us commit ourselves to these universal values that represent our composite culture."
 
The Prime Minister also chose Twitter to convey his greetings. "My best wishes on the occasion of Eid al-Adha. I hope it furthers the spirit of peace and happiness in our society. Eid Mubarak!," Modi tweeted.
 
Telangana, Andhra CMs greet Muslims on Eid

Hyderabad/Vijayawada: Telangana Governor and Chief Ministers of Telangana and Andhra greeted Muslims on the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha on Monday.They extended greetings and good wishes to the Muslim brethren in both the Telugu states on Eid-ul-Adha, also known as Bakrid.
 
Telangana Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan said: "Bakrid (Eid-ul-Adha) holds immense significance in the Islamic faith and is celebrated with great reverence.""Bakrid symbolizes sacrifice, absolute devotion to God and compassion for the poor. It also emphasises the principle of sharing. Let this spirit of charity and goodwill towards all be cherished and nourished," he said.
 
Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao also conveyed his greetings to the Muslim community. "It's a festival of sacrifice and reminds everyone to follow the noble teachings of the prophet and imbibe the spirit of sacrifice, compassion and tolerance for fellow beings," said Rao.
 
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy said that Eid sybmolises sacrifice, patience and harmony."Greetings to Muslims on the occasion of Bakrid which is celebrated in remembrance of Prophet Ibrahim's sacrifice," tweeted Jagan Reddy.
 

Eid celebrated in Meghalaya
 
Shillong: Eid-ul-Adha, also known as Bakrid, was celebrated on Monday with fervour and enthusiasm across Meghalaya, predominantly a Christian state.
 
Thousands of men and children offered prayers at Eidgahs and mosques in Shillong, Dawki, Nongpoh, Lad Rymbai and Byrnihat and the Garo Hills.The biggest congregation was at the Eidgah at the country's first glass mosque, the Madina Masjid in Shillong, where over 10,000 people gathered together to offer prayers.
 
"We prayed for peace and harmony in our country and in the world so that people from across religious faiths live in peace," Shillong Muslim Union General Secretary Alhaj Sayeedullah Nongrum said.After the prayers, Muslims sacrificed goats and other "halal" animals to commemorate the sacrifice made by Prophet Ibrahim.
 
The meat of the sacrificed animals is distributed among neighbours, relatives and the poor.Governor Tathagata Roy and Chief Minister Conrad Sangma greeted the people on the occasion.Roy hoped that "the festival will promote peace, prosperity and harmony in the state".
 
Sangma said: "May this holy festival instil in each one of us the spirit of love, compassion and selflessness and further strengthen the bond of love, brotherhood, and a camaraderie among fellow citizens for an all inclusive growth and prosperity of the state."
 
"Let this feast of sacrifice reignite our commitment to serving others selflessly and further strengthen bond of love, compassion, brotherhood and harmony for the prosperity of all," he said.Muslims constitute 4.40 per cent of the nearly three million people of Meghalaya.

Eid, last Monday of 'Sawan' celebrated in Lucknow
 
Lucknow: Eid was celebrated in the Uttar Pradesh state capital amid tight security since it coincided with the last Monday of the month of 'Sawan', which is also being observed by Hindus.
 
This year Eid coincided with the last Monday of the 'Sawan' month which in the Hindu calendar is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The whole month is considered auspicious.The Eid namaaz was held in all the mosques here while huge crowds thronged Shiva temples.
 
The state government had already made arrangements to ensure cleanliness near mosques and temples and to supply ample water and electricity.Special traffic diversions were made in Lucknow and also other major cities including Kanpur, Agra, Meerut, Allahabad and Bareilly, to prevent any kind of confrontation between communities on the festival and to have a smooth traffic flow.
 
Main Eid prayers in Lucknow were held at the Eidgah Aishbagh, Teeley Wali Masjid, Nadwatul Ulma, Mosque of Shahmina, Jama Masjid Chowk and several other prominent mosques. CCTV and drone cameras were installed at sensitive places to monitor the situation.Governor Anandiben Patel and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath have greeted the people on the occassion.
 
The Governor, in a message, said Eid was a festival of sacrifice which inspires people to share happiness and help the needy and the poor.The Chief Minister, in his message, said the festival inspired people to maintain social harmony and brotherhood. He appealed to the people to celebrate the festival with peace and mutual harmony.
 
Chairman of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council Ramesh Yadav in his message said the festival of Eid enhances harmony and peace. Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav said Eid was about sacrifice and surrender, and wished prosperity for the Muslim community. The state Congress party head Raj Babbar also wished the Muslim community. 
 

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