BD Mishra, Pema Khandu
File images of Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) B.D. Mishra and chief minister Pema Khandu.

Arunachal Pradesh governor Brig (Retd) B.D. Mishra and chief minister Pema Khandu have offered their warm greetings to the people of the state, the Muslim community in particular, on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, the festival which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

In his message, the governor said that Eid-ul-Fitr festival is celebrated to commemorate the virtues enshrined in the fasting during the Holy month of Ramadan.

After a month, where everyone is fasting and praying for the forgiveness of Allah for any sin that may have been committed, Eid-ul-Fitr comes as a day of rejoicing. Its importance lies in its collective celebration, the governor said.

The governor said Eid-ul-Fitr marks bonhomie where the poor are taken care of and the needy are clothed and fed.

The celebration of this festival, therefore, is the hallmark of purity, piety, kindness, truth, friendliness and social service, Mishra said while expressing hope that the festival would further strengthen the amity, composite culture and our social bonds.

The spirit of generosity and charity that is highlighted by this festival must continue to promote the feeling of universal brotherhood. May the noble ideals of Eid-ul-Fitr fill our lives with peace, harmony and prosperity, the governor further wished.

Chief minister Khandu in his message said, “On the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, we are reminded of the importance of mercy, compassion, and goodwill. It is also a time to give thanks for the spiritual growth and the blessings received throughout the holy month.”

Khandu further added that cultural diversity has been one of the greatest strengths and sources of pride for India.

The chief minister appealed for upholding the spirit of Eid while spreading the message of universal peace, forgiveness and unity in the world.

DAMIEN LEPCHA

Damien Lepcha is Northeast Now Correspondent in Arunachal Pradesh. He can be reached at: lepcharaul@gmail.com

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