Bihar celebrates Eid with pomp and gaiety

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Patna, Oct 14: Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest religious festival of the Muslim community, was today celebrated throughout Bihar along with the rest of the country, praying for universal peace, prosperity and brotherhood.

The main congregation of the day was held at the Gandhi Maidan in the heart of the city where thousands of Muslims from all walks of life offered prayers to mark the end of the holy month of Ramzan.

After the Namaz, everybody exchaged greetings by hugging each other.

Among others, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, several of his Cabinet colleagues, besides a large number of important personalities, attended the congregation and exchanged greetings.

Similar congregations and Namaz were held at different mosques and Idgahs in the city and elsewhere in the state where thousands of Muslims, wearing new garments, participated and exchanged pleasantries.

Fruits, sweets and new garments were also distributed among the poor and needy as part of the day-long festivities.

Large number of security forces were deployed all across the state to prevent any untoward incident, however there was no such report from anywhere.

''It is absolutely peaceful everywhere,'' police sources here informed.


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