Prez Kovind, VP Venkaiah Naidu, Narendra Modi, Javadekar greet the nation on the occasion of Eid-Ul-Azha

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ramnath Kovind, VP M Venkaiah  Naidu, Information & Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar have greeted the people on the occasion of Eid-Ul-Azha. PM  Modi hoped this day will inspire people to create a just, harmonious and inclusive society. He hopes brotherhood and compassion will be furthered. Bakri Eid is observed as a festival of sacrifice by the Muslim community falls on the tenth day of Dhu al-Hijjah, which is the twelfth and the last month in the Islamic Calendar. Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi offered prayers at his residence on the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha. In a tweet, he said, keeping in mind the social distancing norms due to the Covid-19 pandemic, he offered prayers at his home asking the Almighty for peace, prosperity and harmony in the country. The festival of sacrifice, Eid-ul-Azha or Baqraeed, is celebrated with religious fervour and due reverence by the Muslims across the world. Most of the worshippers offered Eid Namaz or prayers in local mosques maintaining physical distance while in some states, where lockdown is imposed, people offered prayers in their homes amid coronavirus pandemic protocols. The Imams, who led the prayers, appealed to the people to celebrate the festival in the spirit of brotherhood while maintaining health protocols. Eid-ul-Azha is celebrated to commemorate the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his only son in the obedience of God’s command. In Kerala, Eid- ul- Azha was celebrated yesterday. President Ram Nath in his message, says Idu’l Zuha symbolizes the spirit of sacrifice and amity which inspires people to work for the well-being of one and all. On this festive occasion, the President asked people to share their happiness with others and promote mutual harmony. He urged people to follow all the rules and guidelines Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said, Id-ul-Zuha is a celebration of unswerving devotion to God and the boundless compassion and love the Almighty has for his creation. He said the festival inspires us to inculcate empathy, practice sacrifice and promote peace and universal brotherhood.

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