GUWAHATI, Aug 11:Assam governor Jagdish Mukhi and chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal greeted Muslims on Sunday on the eve of Eid-ul-Zuha.
Eid-ul-Zuha, also known as Bakra Eid or Bakrid, will be celebrated on Monday. Celebrated by the Muslims around the world, the ‘festival of sacrifice’ honours the willingness of Ibrahim, the messenger in Islam, to sacrifice his son as to obey the God’s command. To celebrate the day, the Muslims sacrifice a male goat as a symbol of the sacrifice made by Ibrahim, and offer prayers.
One of the biggest festivals of Islam, Eid ul-Zuha falls on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the last month of the lunar year.
“My heartiest greetings and warm wishes to the Muslim brethrens of the state on the occasion of Eid-ul-Zuha,” Mukhi said in a statement here Sunday.
“Since Eid-ul-Zuha symbolises sacrifice we should imbibe within us this core spirit of the festival. I also appeal to the people to strengthen the bond of peaceful co-existence and make the state an epitome of peace and harmony,” he said.
He further hoped that the celebrations of Id-ul-Zuha would fortify the long standing tradition of communal harmony besides strengthening the existing bond of brotherhood so that no untoward elements could create any dent in the peaceful co-existence of all the people of Assam.
Extending his greetings to all on the occasion of Eid-ul-Zuha, Sonowal said, “I extend warm wishes to all on the occasion of Eid-ul-Zuha. May the festival of sacrifice strengthen the bond of brotherhood and further the tradition of amity and communal harmony in the state”.