Eid-ul-Fitr is being celebrated with enthusiasm and traditional fervour all over the country today, culminating a month of fasting.
“The Eid moon has been sighted. Id-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on Wednesday,” Maulana Mufti Mohammed Mukkaram, Shahi Imam of Fatehpuri Masjid, said.
This marks the end of month-long fasting by devotees.People greeted each other and offered prayers in Masjids.
The President, the Vice-President and the Prime Minister on Tuesday greeted the people on the occasion of Id-ul-Fitr.“On the auspicious occasion of Id-ul-Fitr, it is my immense pleasure in offering Id Mubarak to all our people in India and abroad,” President Pratibha Patil said in a message.
“May this festival strengthen mutual goodwill and inspire each one of us to follow the path of love, friendship and harmony,” she said.
In his message, Vice-President Hamid Ansari said “I offer my heartiest greetings and good wishes to the people of our country on the joyous occasion of Id-ul-Fitr which marks the culmination of the holy month of Ramzan.”
In his message, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said “the festival of Eid highlights the spirit of sacrifice and the joy of sharing. The celebrations marking the end of the Ramzan fasting foster peace and harmony and reflect the true spirit of our composite culture.”
Congress President Sonia Gandhi also conveyed her greetings and good wishes to the people on the occasion of the festival.BJP President Nitin Gadkari also greeted the people on the occasion of Eid Ul-Fitr.
In a message, he expressed the hope the auspicious festival would usher in happiness and prosperity for all countrymen and strengthen the bonds of communal harmony and brotherhood.