President Mukherjee greets nation on Eid

August 19th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS  

Pranab Mukherjee New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Sunday greeted the nation on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, which will be celebrated Monday, saying the festival reminded people of their duty towards the poor.

“On the joyous occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, I extend my warm greetings and good wishes to all my fellow citizens,” the president said in his message.

“Eid-ul-Fitr marks the culmination of the period of fasting during the holy month of Ramzan which is a month of blessings and forgiveness. The festival reminds us of our duties towards the poor and downtrodden as well as the need for charity and generosity towards all,” he said.

“May this auspicious day strengthen mutual goodwill and instill in us a sense of unity and pride in the composite culture of India,” he said.

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