The festival of Eid-ul-Fitr is being celebrated with joy and happiness across the country. Eid-ul-Fitr, popularly known as ‘Meethi Eid’ marks the culmination of the fasting month of Ramzan.
President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President Hamid Ansari wished the people of the country on Eid.
“On the joyous occasion of Idu’l Fitr, I convey warm greetings and good wishes to my fellow citizens, particularly to all Muslim brothers and sisters…Let us on this day forgive and forget our difference,” President Pranab Mukherjee said extending his wishes on Friday evening.
In his message, Vice President Hamid Ansari said, “May the noble ideals that mark Id-ul-Fitr enrich our lives with peace, prosperity and harmony and unite us all in the spirit of humanity”
The Prime Minister Narendra too greeted the nation on the conclusion of the holy month of Ramzan and the upcoming Eid festival on Friday evening.
“The holy month of Ramzan is coming to an end. People are waiting for Eid. The country and the world will celebrate Eid. I extend hearty greetings on this occasion,” PM Modi said while addressing a function in Jammu on Friday.
Other prominent leaders too wished the people on the festival. Several Chief Minister and state Governors extended the greetings of joy, peace and prosperity on Eid. The occasion also saw bitter political rivals wishing each other.
Local markets were abuzz with festivities and people were seen exchanging greetings and taking to restaurants and garments stores after Eid was declared on Friday evening. Extending his wishes, Shahi Imam Bukhari of Delhi Jama Masjid said, “Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated tomorrow as the moon was sighted in Hyderabad, Bihar, Manipur, Karnataka, Assam and Tamil Nadu”.
Ramzan, the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, is observed as a fasting period by Muslims who abstain from food and water from sunrise to sunset and it culminates in Eid celebrations.
(With inputs from the PTI)