Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the culmination of the fasting month of Ramzan, is being celebrated across the country on Saturday. Only in Kerala the festival was celebrated on Friday. Leaders and religious figures across the country extended warm greetings of the festival.
President Ram Nath Kovind greeted fellow citizens on the eve of Idu’l Fitr. In his message he said, “On the auspicious occasion of Idu’l Fitr, I offer my greetings and good wishes to all fellow citizens, and especially to our Muslim brothers and sisters in India and abroad.
“The culmination of the holy month of Ramzan is a moment of celebration. May it promote fraternity and understanding in our shared society,” the President said.
Greeting the people on the joyous occasion, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said that Id-ul-Fitr signifies the traditional expression of brotherhood and understanding between people.
“I convey my heartiest greetings and good wishes to the people of our country on the joyous occasion of Id-ul-Fitr,” he said.
“The Festival inspires the mankind to enshrine the values of truthfulness and compassion in their day- to- day actions and conduct… May this festival bring peace, harmony and prosperity in our country,” the Vice President said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday greeted the nation on Eid, hoping that the festival deepens the bonds of harmony in the country. “Eid Mubarak! May this day deepen the bonds of unity and harmony in our society,” he said in a tweet.
Several other leaders and state governors extended their wishes to public.
Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramzan, 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 that spreads the message of brotherhood and communal amity.