NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday greeted people on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr and hoped that the festival strengthens the bond of peace, unity and brotherhood in the country.
“Greetings on Eid-ul-Fitr. May this auspicious day strengthen the bond of peace, unity & brotherhood across our nation,” the Prime Minister said in his message.
The Prime Minister greeted Vice President Hamid Ansari, Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptulla and Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on the occasion, an official release said.
Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the culmination of the fasting month of Ramzan, is being celebrated across the country on Tuesday.
Ramzan, the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, is observed as a fasting period by Muslims who abstain from food and water from sunrise to sunset and it culminates in Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi also greeted countrymen on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.
“Congress president Sonia Gandhi extends her greetings to the nation on the auspicious occasion of Eid-Ul-Fitr,” the party said in a message.