President Ram Nath Kovind greeted people on the eve of Eid al-Adha and asked them to follow guidelines prescribed in view of the COVID-19 pandemic while celebrating the festival.
He urged them to share happiness with others and promote mutual harmony on the occasion.
Eid al-Adha symbolizes the spirit of sacrifice and amity which inspires people to work for the wellbeing of one and all, the President said.
Let us all reiterate our resolve to follow all the rules and guidelines prescribed in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. On this festive occasion, let us share our happiness with others and promote mutual harmony, he said.
The President has offered greetings and good wishes of the festival to all fellow citizens, especially Muslim brothers and sisters, the Rashtrapati Bhavan said in a statement.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday greeted people on Eid al-Adha and asked them to be content with modest celebrations at home amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
In his message on the eve of the festival, the vice president said Eid al-Adha is a celebration of unswerving devotion to god and the boundless compassion and love the almighty has for his creation.
“The festival inspires us to inculcate empathy, practice sacrifice and promote peace and universal brotherhood,” he said.
As India and the world continue to fight a relentless battle against the spread of COVID-19, we have been forced to celebrate almost all of our traditional festivals at home in a more subdued manner, M Venkaiah Naidu observed.
“Under these circumstances, we have to be content with a modest celebration and strictly adhere to the safety protocols of wearing masks, maintaining physical distancing and personal hygiene during all our celebrations,” he said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday extended Eid greetings and hoped that the festival inspires us to create a “just, harmonious and an inclusive” society.
Eid al-Adha, also called the festival of sacrifice, is being celebrated on Saturday.
“Eid Mubarak. Greetings on Eid al-Adha. May this day inspire us to create a just, harmonious and inclusive society,” the prime minister tweeted.
May the spirit of brotherhood and compassion be furthered, he said.