In his message, Dr. Singh said, the festival commemorates the spirit of supreme sacrifice of Hazrat Ibrahim. This selfless sacrifice is an inspiring example of subordinating self-interest to the greater good of humanity. “On this occasion, I call upon the Nation to reaffirm this commitment towards uplift of the poor, the needy and the underprivileged", Dr. Singh added. The Prime Minister expressed hope that Id-ul-Zuha further strengthens the cultural bonds of our country and ushers in joy and prosperity for all.
Eid-ul-Zuha or Baqr-e-Eid is a Muslim festival that marks the end of the Haj. Muslims sacrifice the goats and distribute its meat among family, friends and the poor.
Muslims believe a sacrificed goat is a reflection of one's own spiritual sacrifice, and see it as essential for achieving communion with Allah.
For Muslims, Eid-ul-Zuha is a time to offer the perfect goat to the Prophet.