Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the culmination of the fasting month of Ramzan, is being celebrated across the country today as the moon was sighted on Tuesday evening.
Jama Masjid Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari made the announcement after a meeting of the moon-sighting committee.
Eid-ul-Fitr symbolises peace and brotherhood. The festival is marked with feasts and the faithful offers prayers at mosques and idgahs to seek blessings of the divine.
People, especially children dress up in their traditional fineries to mark the festival.
President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday greeted fellow citizens on the eve of Eid.
“Marking the culmination of the holy month of Ramzan, this festival strengthens our belief in charity, fraternity and compassion,” he said.
President Kovind said, “On this day, let us re-dedicate ourselves to these eternal values that characterise our civilization.”
#EidMubarak to all fellow citizens, especially to our Muslim brothers and sisters in India and abroad. The festival of Idu’l Fitr strengthens our belief in charity, fraternity and compassion. May this happy occasion bring joy and prosperity to everyone’s lives #PresidentKovind
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) June 5, 2019
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu also took to Twitter to convey his wishes to the people on the joyous occasion of Id-ul-Fitr.
I convey my greetings and best wishes to the people on the joyous occasion of Id-ul-Fitr.
The day marks the culmination of the holy month of Ramadan, a month of fasting & prayer.#EidMubarak #EidUlFitr #EidAlFitr2019 pic.twitter.com/VfDdyPZD3X
— VicePresidentOfIndia (@VPSecretariat) June 5, 2019
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday greeted people on Id-ul-Fitr, saying may this day ignite the spirit of harmony. He posted a signed message greeting people in Urdu and English on his Twitter handle.
Have a blessed Id-ul-Fitr. pic.twitter.com/71R9GMW3Tf
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 5, 2019