President Kovind, PM Modi greet nation on Eid-ul-Fitr

President Ram Nath Kovid and Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended their greeting on Eid-ul-Fitr on Monday.

“Eid Mubarak! This festival is an expression of love, fraternity, peace & harmony. Eid reaffirms our belief in sharing with & caring for the vulnerable & needy. Let us carry the spirit of giving (Zakaat) on this Eid and follow social distancing norms to contain coronavirus spread,” President Kovind tweeted.

“Eid Mubarak! Greetings on Eid-ul-Fitr. May this special occasion further the spirit of compassion, brotherhood and harmony. May everyone be healthy and prosperous.” PM Modi said.

Vice president M Venkaiah Naidu also posted his Eid message on Twitter and called for social distancing and celebrations at home.

“I extend my warm greetings and good wishes to the people of our country on the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. #EidUlFitr follows weeks of fasting and marks the end of the holy month of Ramzan. It is an occasion for families and communities to come together. #EidMubarak,” Naidu said.

“The festival fortifies the spirit of compassion, charity and generosity in our society. As we are facing unprecedented challange in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, I appeal to everyone to celebrate #Eid at home and follow safe distancing,” Naidu added.

The Vice President further said, “I hope that all of us will celebrate the festival by keeping alive the spirit of joy, compassion and mutual respect that underlies the pious occasion. May the noble ideals associated with #EidUlFitr usher in health, peace, prosperity and harmony in our lives.”