New Delhi, June 16 : Muslims across India celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr on Saturday with exuberance and religious fervour, marking the end of the holy month of Ramzan.
President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday greeted the nation on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.Taking to his Twitter handle, President Kovind wished for joy and mutual goodwill among the people of the nation.
“Id Mubarak and good wishes to all fellow citizens, especially to our Muslim brothers and sisters in India and abroad. May this happy occasion bring joy to your families and foster fraternity, understanding and mutual goodwill in our shared society,” President Kovind Tweeted.
Id Mubarak and good wishes to all fellow citizens, especially to our Muslim brothers and sisters in India and abroad. May this happy occasion bring joy to your families and foster fraternity, understanding and mutual goodwill in our shared society #PresidentKovind
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) June 16, 2018
Ramzan, the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, is observed as a fasting period by Muslims all across the globe. During this time, they abstain from food and water from 30 minutes before the sunrise to sunset. Members of the community gathered together early morning to offer the special Eid prayers at mosques post which the joyful celebrations began. The fasting ends on the occasion of Eid. After offering the Eid namaaz, families, friends and neighbours congregate together and exchange pleasantries. The festivity is marked with the preparation of a special dish of “sheer-korma”, a sweet preparation of milk, vermicelli and dry fruits.
The Prime Minister on the day and wished for strong bond of unity and harmony in the society.
“Eid Mubarak! May this day deepen the bonds of unity and harmony in our society,” he tweeted.
Eid Mubarak! May this day deepen the bonds of unity and harmony in our society. https://t.co/lSeBAUc6JW
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 16, 2018
On this occasion,Congress President Rahul Gandhi also greeted Muslims Eid Mubarak.
Eid Mubarak! May the Almighty bless us all with peace, happiness, wisdom and good health. #EidMubarak
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) June 16, 2018
Eid ul-Fitr, an important religious festival celebrated by Muslims worldwide, marks the end of fasting month of Ramzan.The festival is celebrated on the first day of Shawwal, the 10th month of Islamic lunar calendar.
The festival is marked with feasts and the meeting of families, relatives, and friends, where they exchange greetings and gifts with each other.