New Delhi, Sept 20 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today greeted the nation on the occasion of Id-ul-Fitr.
In his message, Dr. Singh said that Id-ul-Fitr marks the end of the period of fasting during the pious month of Ramzan. The festival commemorates austerity, brotherhood and the spirit of sharing. It reflects the true spirit of our composite culture.
"May the festival strengthen our resolve to promote tolerance and peace and live in harmony," the Prime Minister added.
Id-ul-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan. During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims observe a daylong fast and open it in the evening.
At the end of Ramadan, Muslims throughout the world observe a joyous three-day celebration called Id-ul-Fitr.
Id-ul-Fitr falls on the first day of Shawwal, the month, which follows Ramadan in the Islamic calendar.
It is a time to give in charity to those in need, and celebrate with family and friends the completion of a month of blessings and joy. (ANI)