Eid Is Being Celebrated Across India Today

18/07/2015 1:19 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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Indian Muslims offer prayers during Eid al-Fitr at Jama Masjid mosque in New Delhi on July 18, 2015. Muslims around the world are celebrating the Eid al-Fitr festival, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. AFP PHOTO / MONEY SHARMA (Photo credit should read MONEY SHARMA/AFP/Getty Images)

NEW DELHI -- Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramzan for Muslims, is being celebrated across the India today.

President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished Indians for Eid.

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President Pranab Mukherjee said: "On the joyous occasion of Idu’l Fitr, I convey warm greetings and good wishes to my fellow citizens, particularly to all Muslim brothers and sisters."

"May this auspicious day reinforce in each one of us the spirit of generosity and compassion. Let us on this day forgive and forget our differences. May Idu’l Fitr unite people of all faiths in harmony, solidarity and brotherhood and re-affirm our pride in the composite culture of our great nation," he said.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi said: "The holy month of Ramzan is coming to an end. People are waiting for Eid. The country and the world will celebrate Eid. I extend hearty greetings on this occasion."

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Vice President Hamid Ansari said: "I convey my heartiest greetings and good wishes to the citizen of our country on the joyous occasion of Id-ul-Fitr, which marks the end of holy month of Ramzan.

This festival signifies the traditional expression of brotherhood and understanding between people and reaffirms the spirit of compassion, charity and generosity. May the noble ideals that mark Id-ul-Fitr enrich our lives with peace, prosperity and harmony and unite us all in the spirit of humanity," he said.

Congress Party President Sonia Gandhi and party Vice President Rahul Gandhi extended their wishes.

Eid prayers and celebrations kicked off early at the Jama Masjid in Delhi.

Chief ministers of several states including Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Bihar and Assam joined Eid celebrations.

Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit met with the Imam of Fatehpuri Masjid in Delhi.

"If both sides have the will then there is no reason our issues cant be dealt with," Basit said, ANI reported. "Pakistan has always maintained that we want good relations with India."

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