By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, June 25: With the stage set for Eid-ul-Fitr slated for tomorrow, greetings are being showered on people belonging to the Islamic community and others in the State, right from the Governor and the Chief Minister.
Assam Governor Banwarilal Purohit conveyed his greetings to the people of Assam on the joyous occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.
In his message to the people, the Governor said, “Eid-ul-Fitr literally means ‘festival of breaking the fast’. The festival is celebrated based on an Islamic belief by following the norm of social practice. Eid is a festival observed by the Muslim community to celebrate the conclusion of the month of fasting.”
The Governor said that the Festival of Eid-Ul-Fitr is also an occasion for happiness and merrymaking which is marked by the spirit of universal brotherhood. “Eid-Ul-Fitr teaches us compassion and love for fellow beings,” he said. The Governor also said, “The celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr not only has religious undertone but it also carries a social connotation. Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated with great enthusiasm”.
The Governor hoped that this auspicious occasion would further strengthen the bonds of commul harmony and brotherhood and usher in a period of sustained peace, progress and prosperity. “May Eid further strengthen our cultural bonds and bring peace and prosperity to all,” he added.
In his message, Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal wished happiness and prosperity to the people saying that Eid-ul-Fitr symbolizes amity, fraternity and harmony. Describing the festival as an occasion of expressing highest degree of thanking to Almighty, the Chief Minister said that Eid-ul-Fitr was also the day of sharing happiness and joy with the needy and poor.
The Chief Minister also expressed hope that this auspicious occasion would be the harbinger of peace, progress, prosperity and happiness and would strengthen the bonds of commul harmony, brotherhood and amity amongst the people of the state.
AASU extends Eid greeting: The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) has extended greetings to the people of the State on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. In a statement issued to the press today by All Guwahati Students’ Union (AGSU) president Rajmil Ali and general secretary Raifuddin Ahmed, the students’ body expressed its hope that the festival putting an end to the month-long fasting would strengthen peace and harmony among people of all walks in the State regardless of their caste, creed and religion. Besides promoting fellow feeling, the festival would help the State make stride on all fronts, the students’ body said.
The BJP Assam Pradesh president Ranjit Kumar Dass extended greetings to the people of Assam belonging to the Islamic faith on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. State BJP Minority Morcha president Muktar Hussain, Assam Minority Development Board Chairman Mominul Aowal, MP Kamakhya Prasad Tasha and others of the party also extended their Eid greetings.
Assam Pradesh Congress Committee president Ripun Bora, CLP Leader Debabrata Saikia, former Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, AGP president Atul Bora, former Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahta, AGP working president Keshab Mahanta, Asom Yuba Parishad president Sunil Deka, AIUDF president Badruddin Ajmal, minister Ranjit Dutta and others extended their greetings on Eid.