GUWAHATI: The Central Hilal Committee, Assam has announced the celebration of Eid-Ul-Fitr in the State on Monday. Masjid and idgah committees in the State have said that no mass prayers will be held at idgahs and masjids this time because of the social-distancing norms in view of the outbreak of COVID-19. The committees have appealed to all to offer Eid Namaz indoors.
Meanwhile, State Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi and Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal conveyed their greetings to the people of Assam on the occasion.
In his message to the people, the Governor said that Eid-Ul-Fitr is an occasion for happiness and merrymaking which is marked by the spirit of universal brotherhood. "Eid-Ul-Fitr teaches us about compassion and love for fellow beings. May the celebration of Eid-Ul-Fitr bind us all with peace and happiness; and may we all unitedly rededicate ourselves for the cause of humanity."
In a statement, the Chief Minister said, "I extend warm wishes to all on the occasion of Eid-Ul-Fitr. May this festival that marks the end of holy month of Ramadan, which is filled with fasting, prayer and reflection strengthen the bond of brotherhood and further the tradition of amity and communal harmony in the State".
State Industries and Commerce Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary, Minister and AGP president Atul Bora, APCC president Ripun Bora, RS MP Bhubaneswar Kalita, State BJP president Ranjeet Kumar Dass, AIUDP president and MP Badruddin Ajmal, All Assam Students' Union (AASU) leaders, All Kamrup (M) District Students' Union president Kusha Rongpi and general secretary Dibyajyoti Medhi, and others also extended their greetings to the people of the State on the occasion of Eid Ul Fitr.