President Kovind, PM Modi greet country on Eid al-Adha
New Delhi, Aug 22: President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday greeted the country on Eid-al-Adha.
Greeting the people of the country, the president through his Twitter said, "Eid Mubarak to all fellow citizens, especially to our Muslim brothers & sisters in India and abroad. On this special day of Eid-ul-Zuha, we celebrate the sacred spirit of sacrifice. Let us resolve to work together for unity and fraternity in our shared society."
Eid Mubarak to all fellow citizens, especially to our Muslim brothers & sisters in India and abroad. On this special day of Eid-ul-Zuha, we celebrate the sacred spirit of sacrifice. Let us resolve to work together for unity and fraternity in our shared society #PresidentKovind— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) August 22, 2018
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also extended greetings to the nation on Eid al-Adha.
"Best wishes on Id-ul-Zuha. May this day deepen the spirit of compassion and brotherhood in our society," Prime Minister Modi wrote on his Twitter.
Best wishes on Id-ul-Zuha. May this day deepen the spirit of compassion and brotherhood in our society.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 22, 2018
Others, too, including Congress President Rahul Gandhi, who is currently in Germany, Suresh Prabhu, Omar Abdullah, and Arun Jaitley greeted the people on occasion of Eid.
Eid Mubarak to each and every one of you! May this Eid bring you great joy, peace and happiness. #EidMubarak— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) August 22, 2018
Eid mubarak to all of you. Have a blessed Eid. I hope we can temper our celebrations by sharing some of our good fortune with those less fortunate than us & with those to whom life hasn’t been as kind.— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) August 22, 2018
Warm Eid-ul-Zuha greetings. May this festival bring joy and harmony in the world. pic.twitter.com/x79ROYiTSU— Suresh Prabhu (@sureshpprabhu) August 22, 2018
The 'Festival of Sacrifice' or Eid al-Adha is the second of the two Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide each year, the other being Eid al-Fitr.
The festival marks the final day of Hajj, the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca.
Eid al-Adha is one of the greatest celebrations of Islam. Muslims across the world take to the streets and gather at a place of worship, promoting brotherhood among different groups of society.
People greet each other "Eid Mubarak" and exchange gifts and sweets.