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Assam observes Eid-ul-Zuha today amid COVID-19 pandemic

On Saturday, along with rest of the country, Eid-ul-Zuha will be observed across the State. Due to the COVID-19


Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  1 Aug 2020 1:40 AM GMT

GUWAHATI: On Saturday, along with rest of the country, Eid-ul-Zuha will be observed across the State. Due to the COVID-19 situation, the occasion will be celebrated by following the government-issued restrictions.

All the district administration have issued guidelines to observe the occasion and perform namaz. In this regard, the Kamrup (Metro) District Administration has allowed the assembly of five persons to perform namaz in each of the masjids and idgahs in the district on the occasion.

Governor of Assam, Professor Jagdish Mukhi extended his heartiest greetings to the people of the State on the occasion of the holy festival.

Professor Mukhi said, "I extend my heartiest greetings and warm wishes to the Muslim brethren of the state on the occasion of Eid-ul-Zuha, a festival of sacrifice. On this occasion, I appeal to the people to regenerate the sense of sacrifice for one another and work for strengthening the bond of co-existence."

He also called upon the people to celebrate the festival in true spirit, in an atmosphere of utmost friendship and brotherhood and exchanging the tenets of trust and goodwill.

Chief Minister SarbanandaSonowal greeted the people of Assam belonging to 'Islam' on the occasion.

In a statement here, Chief Minister Sonowal said, "Eid-Uz-Zuha is a holy festival celebrated by the Muslims across the world. This is a festival which teaches us the tenets of sacrifice and compassion. It is also an occasion that gives us an opportunity to win over narrow feelings like hatred, greed and enmity. It is also an occasion to celebrate the bond of universal brotherhood."

Industries and Commerce Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary also extended warm greetings to the people and said, 'Eid-Ul-Zuha symbolizes love, peace and service to the humanity. May the noble ideals of the festival inspires us to work with renewed zeal and vigour for peace and prosperity of the State.'

The Minister further appealed to the people to observe the festival by following all the COVID-19 protocols.

AGP president and Agriculture Minister Atul Bora, AGP working president and Water Resource Minister Keshav Mahanta, APCC president Ripun Bora, Assam Minority Development Board chairman Muminul Aowal, also extended their greetings among others.

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