Panaji, Dec 20 (UNI) Goa Governor S C Jamir and Chief Minister Digambar Kamat today extended warm greetings to Muslim brethren on the eve of Id-ul-Zuha.
Mr Jamir, in his message, said ''the festival reminds us of the pertinent need to understand and assimilate the eternal relevance and timeless value of the noble spiritual messages propounded by all religious faiths.'' ''The sentient observance of such religius occasions, immensely promotes universal harmony and mutual understanding and fosters peace and enriched co-existance of all spiritual faiths and religious communities,'' the Governor observed.
''Goa is a microcosm of the celebrated virtue of unity in diversity, which typifies the spirit of Indian national. We have a rich tradition of fervent spirituality and religious philosophies, for the well being of the people, irrespective of religion, region, language, caste, creed, class and colour.'' ''As such we owe a greater moral obligation and responsibility to make earnest endeavour to understand and foster the basic human values enunciated by all the religious faiths, such as love, sympathy, goodwill, cooperation, tolerance, sacrifice and brotherhood in order to build an egalitarian society of mutual, peaceful and active co-existance,'' he added.
The Chief Minister, in a separate message, said the festival, celebrated to commemorate the supreme sacrifice of Prophet Mohammad, promotes peace and harmony.
''On this occasion, we have to co-exist to build a society based on tolerance, peace and love,'' he added.