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Thousands celebrate Eid with fervour, Prime Minister extends greetings

Children take part in Eid celebrations at a school in Patna. (Source: PTI) Children take part in Eid celebrations at a school in Patna. (Source: PTI)
By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Posted: July 29, 2014 10:57 am | Updated: July 29, 2014 10:59 am

Thousands of Muslims across the country on Tuesday indulged into festivities to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan.

On Tuesday morning, several Muslims in the national capital and other parts of the country ventured out to mosques and offered prayers.

Eid festivities began from Monday evening after Shahi Imam of Fatehpuri that Eid will be celebrated across the country the next day.

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On the occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted people as he tweeted: “Greetings on Eid-ul-Fitr. May this auspicious day strengthen the bond of peace, unity and brotherhood across our nation.”

On Monday, President Pranab Mukherjee had wished the people and expressed hope that the festival will reinforce the nation’s commitment to mutual harmony and radiate the message of India’s composite culture to the whole world.

In his message on the eve of the festival, the President said, “I extend warm greetings and good wishes to all fellow citizens, particularly to my Muslim brothers and sisters in India and abroad.”

The three-day-long Eid al-Fitr is a time to celebrate the completion of Ramadan, a month devoted to worship and repentance during which observing Muslims abstain from food and water from sunrise to sunset every day.

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