Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday extended greetings on Eid-ul-Fitr, hoping that the special occasion furthers the spirit of compassion and harmony.
“Greetings on Eid-ul-Fitr. May this special occasion further the spirit of compassion, brotherhood and harmony. May everyone be healthy and prosperous,” the prime minister said.
Greetings on Eid-ul-Fitr. May this special occasion further the spirit of compassion, brotherhood and harmony. May everyone be healthy and prosperous.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 25, 2020
Meanwhile, President Kovind extended his greeting highlighting how Eid-ul-Fitr reaffirms the belief in caring for the needy. “Eid Mubarak! This festival is an expression of love, fraternity, peace & harmony. Eid reaffirms our belief in sharing with & caring for the vulnerable & needy. Let us carry the spirit of giving (Zakaat) on this Eid and follow social distancing norms to contain coronavirus spread,” he said.
This year, celebrations for Eid-ul-Fitr appeared in stark contrast to the usual three-day holiday where families get-togethers for lavish daytime feasts after weeks of dawn-to-dusk fasting. Instead, many of the world’s 1.8 billion Muslims chose to pray at home and make due with video calls due to the coronavirus pandemic.