President Kovind, PM Modi greet nation on Eid-ul-Fitr
New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi and Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Friday greeted the nation on Eid, expressing hope that the festival would promote fraternity and understanding in the society.
"On the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, I offer my greetings and good wishes to all fellow citizens, and especially to our Muslim brothers and sisters in India and abroad," the President said in his message.
"The culmination of the holy month of Ramzan is a moment of celebration. May it promote fraternity and understanding in our shared society," he added.
Stressing on unity and harmony, PM Modi greeted the entire nation with Eid Mubarak on his Twitter handle.
"Eid Mubarak! May this day deepen the bonds of unity and harmony in our society," he tweeted along with a link to one of his 'Mann Ki Baat' speeches where he had underlined that the festival strengthens bonds of friendship.
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, who is currently leading an Indian Parliamentary Delegation to Belarus, Latvia and Finland, also extended her greetings to people on the occasion.
"On the joyous occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, I convey my warmest greetings to all brothers and sisters. Eid-ul-Fitr symbolizes the spirit of giving, sharing and enriches our lives with the eternal values of brotherhood and empathy for the deprived," she said in a statement.
"Let us, on this auspicious occasion, pray for promoting peace, progress, happiness and prosperity for each one of us and the nation," she added.
The Congress President Rahul Gandhi said, "Eid Mubarak! May the Almighty bless us all with peace, happiness, wisdom and good health."
Eid ul-Fitr marks the end of fasting month of Ramadan.