PM Modi, President Kovind greet all on Eid-al-Adha
New Delhi: While the Muslim community across the world celebrates holy Eid-al-Adha with much devotion today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ramnath Kovind have greeted the nation on the occasion.
Decribing the Eid-al-Adha, Bakra Eid or Bakrid as a festival which symbolizes love, fraternity and service to humanity President Kovind took to his twitter handle this morning and appealed all to remain committed to these universal values.
Eid Mubarak to all fellow citizens, especially to our Muslim brothers & sisters in India and abroad.
Idu'I Zuha symbolizes love, fraternity and service to humanity. Let us commit ourselves to these universal values that represent our composite culture #PresidentKovind
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) August 12, 2019
Similarly, PM Narendra Modi also posted a tweet today expressing his best wishes to all on the occasion of Bakrid.
My best wishes on the occasion of Eid al-Adha. I hope it furthers the spirit of peace and happiness in our society. Eid Mubarak!
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 12, 2019
Notably, Muslim brothers and sisters celebrate Eid-al-Adha to commemorate the supreme sacrifice of Prophet Ibrahim or Abraham in which he had offered God to sacrifice his 13-year-old son, Ismail to prove his devotion to Him. However, the almighty sent the angel Jibra’il to place a goat in the place of Ibrahim’s son. Since then all Muslims celebrate the day by sacrificing male goat.