By Our Staff Reporter
Guwahati, July 17: Muslims in India will observe Eid-ul-Fitr on Saturday, after the moon was sighted on Friday night.
The Shahi imam of Jama Masjid has declared that Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on Saturday across India, as the moon was sighted in Hyderabad, Bihar, Manipur and Tamil du, according to the ANI news agency.
Meanwhile, Governor of Assam PB Acharya has extended his warm greetings to the people of Assam on the occasion of Id-ul-Fitre.
Calling it one of the greatest festivals of the followers of Islam, the Governor has said that it brings to an end the fasting season of the holy month of Ramzan and marks the beginning of the promotion of peace, prosperity and brotherhood amongst the human race through the holding of feasts and observance of holy rites.
The Governor has appealed to all to observe the festival in the true spirit of celebration, irrespective of religious barriers, in an atmosphere of peace and by exchanging feelings of fraternity, trust and goodwill among all upholding the renowned tradition of unity amongst the people of different religions and cultures of the state.
Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said that when observed in its true spirit, Ramadan ebles one to attain nearness and closeness to God so that 'He' becomes a reality in our lives. He said that the month of Ramadan promotes peace, compassion and brotherhood. He said the spirit of Ramadan leads to the service of mankind which will augur well in the progress of the State.