Bakra Eid 2018: President Kovind, PM Modi extend greetings to nation

PM wishes for brotherhood in the society

New Delhi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday greeted the nation on the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha. The prime minister, through his Twitter handle posted a message and wished for brotherhood in the society.

“Best wishes on Id-ul-Zuha. May this day deepen the spirit of compassion and brotherhood in our society,” Prime Minister Modi wrote on his Twitter.

President Ram Nath Kovind also extended greetings to the nation on Eid al-Adha.

Greeting the people of the country, the president through his Twitter said, “Eid Mubarak to all fellow citizens, especially to our Muslim brothers & sisters in India and abroad. On this special day of Eid-ul-Zuha, we celebrate the sacred spirit of sacrifice. Let us resolve to work together for unity and fraternity in our shared society.”

Muslims all over the world offer animal sacrifices to commemorate the sacrifice made by Prophet Abrahim. It is for this reason that Eid-ul-Zuha is also known as Bakr Eid.

This animal is gifted to friends and family, distributed among the poor, while, some part of it is cooked at home. This distribution is done to ensure that no one is left without an opportunity to partake the meat.

As per the Hijri calendar or the Islamic calendar, the festival is celebrated with much fervour on the 10th or 12th month of Dhul Hijjah.

Bakrid literally means ‘feast of the sacrifice’ and lasts for three days. This year, Bakra Eid or Eid al-Adha is being celebrated from the evening of Tuesday, August 21 to the evening of Wednesday, August 22.

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