President, PM greet nation on Eid (Lead)

August 19th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS  

Pranab Mukherjee New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Vice President M. Hamid Ansari Sunday greeted the nation on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, which will be celebrated Monday.

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

“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.

In his message, the prime minister said that Eid was an occasion for happiness, marked by the spirit of brotherhood and sacrifice.

“May Eid this year further strengthen our cultural bonds and bring peace and prosperity to all,” he said.

Vice President Ansari extended his greetings and good wishes to the citizens and said Eid signified the traditional expression of brotherhood across the country.

“May this festival unite all humanity in a common bond of understanding and inspire all to work tirelessly towards building a harmonious, peaceful and prosperous society,” he said.

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