New Delhi, Oct 1 (UNI) Vice President M Hamid Ansari today called upon the people to celebrate Id-ul-Fitr by working towards building a harmonious and peaceful society free from poverty, suffering and hunger.
In a message, on the eve of the festival, he said it is celebrated with traditional gaiety, brotherhood and understanding across the country to mark the end of fasting during the holy month of Ramzan.
The fasting observed during Ramzan reaffirms the spirit of charity and generosity and highlights the feelings of empathy for the poor and the deprived, he said.
''May this festival unite all citizens in a common brotherhood of humanity and inspire us to work towards building a harmonious and peaceful society free from poverty, suffering and hunger,'' the Vice President said.
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