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Eid-ul-Zuha celebrated across NE with fervour

By Staff correspondent / correspondent

SHILLONG, Aug 12 - Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy and Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Monday greeted the Muslim community on the occasion of Eid-ul-Zuha or Bakrid.

�On the occasion of Eid-ul-Zuha, I convey my warm greetings and good wishes to the people of Meghalaya, especially the Muslim brethren and hope that the festival would promote peace, prosperity and harmony in the state,� Roy said in his message.

The Chief Minister in his message, said: �On the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Zuha, I convey my heartiest greetings and good wishes to the people of Meghalaya, especially the Muslim community. May this holy festival instill in each one of us the spirit of love, compassion and selflessness and further strengthen the bond of love, brotherhood, and camaraderie among fellow citizens for an all inclusive growth and prosperity of the State.�

AIZAWL: Photos of people from the Muslim community offering namaz at a community ground in Aizawl with a Christian church towering above them did the rounds on social media on Monday, as people praised religious co-existence in the peaceful state of Mizoram.

Along with their brethren across the globe, the Muslim community in Aizawl celebrated Eid-ul-Zuha at the High School field in Zarkawt neighbourhood, next to a Presbyterian Church building. The High School ground, a walking distance from the Aizawl Mosque, is a public space and requires permission from the authorities for its usage. It is given freely to Muslims and other faiths for religious congregations.

IMPHAL: Eid-ul-Zuha, the festival of sacrifice, was celebrated in Manipur with traditional fervour and gaiety. People from the Muslim community offered namaz in various Idgahs and mosques.

After namaz, people were seen exchanging greetings and sweets among one another. It is also an occasion where people meet one another�s families and friends and lavish feasts are served.

Manipur Governor Dr Najma Heptulla conveyed her heartiest greetings and good wishes to the people of Manipur, especially the Muslim brethren on the occasion of Eid-ul-Zuha. In her message, she said Eid-ul-Zuha or the �festival of sacrifice� celebrates the spirit of sacrifice rising above the narrow barriers of one�s ego and self-interest for the good of all.

Chief Minister N Biren too wished the people of Manipur, particularly the Muslim brethren on the occasion of Eid-ul-Zuha. Stating that the festival promotes the feeling of compassion and love to serve the poor and the needy, Biren prayed for the festival to spread the message of love, kindness and forgiveness to all sections of the society.

Assembly Speaker Y Khemchand also extended his greetings to the people on the occasion. Works Minister Th Biswajit, MAHUD Minister Th Shyamkumar also prayed to unite all in a common bond of understanding for a better Manipur. The Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee also greeted the people on the occasion.

In a message, Inspector General of Assam Rifles (South) Major General KP Singh described the festival as one of the most important festivals for Muslims which is observed and celebrated as a festival of sacrifice.

IANS adds from Agartala: The Border Security Force (BSF) and the Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) exchanged greetings, flowers and sweets on the occasion of Eid, a BSF official said on Monday.

Senior BSF and BGB officials accompanied by locally posted troopers greeted each other on Saturday and Sunday at many places along the 4,096-km Bangladesh frontier with India�s West Bengal, Tripura, Assam, Mizoram and Meghalaya. �We exchange greetings and sweets on every important religious and national day event and programmes of both countries,� the official said.

A large number of Muslims also assembled in mosques and Eidgahs to offer special prayers in Tripura on Monday.

Large congregations offered prayers at Shivnagar, Shantipara, Gulchakkar, Aralia on the outskirts of Agartala, and other parts of the state including Sonamura, Udaipur, Kailasahar and Dharmanagar.

In an unique gesture, Tipu Sultan, a journalist with Tripura daily Syandan Patrika donated Rs 10,000 to the Chief Minister�s Relief Fund instead of making an animal sacrifice. �Since last year, instead of making �qurbani� (animal sacrifice), my family and I donate money to the Chief Minister�s Relief Fund,� Sultan said after handing over a cheque to Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb. Appreciating the gesture, Deb said: �I believe everyone will be influenced by his noble gesture.�

The Chief Minister and Governor Ramesh Bais greeted the people on the occasion of Eid.

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Eid-ul-Zuha celebrated across NE with fervour

SHILLONG, Aug 12 - Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy and Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Monday greeted the Muslim community on the occasion of Eid-ul-Zuha or Bakrid.

�On the occasion of Eid-ul-Zuha, I convey my warm greetings and good wishes to the people of Meghalaya, especially the Muslim brethren and hope that the festival would promote peace, prosperity and harmony in the state,� Roy said in his message.

The Chief Minister in his message, said: �On the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Zuha, I convey my heartiest greetings and good wishes to the people of Meghalaya, especially the Muslim community. May this holy festival instill in each one of us the spirit of love, compassion and selflessness and further strengthen the bond of love, brotherhood, and camaraderie among fellow citizens for an all inclusive growth and prosperity of the State.�

AIZAWL: Photos of people from the Muslim community offering namaz at a community ground in Aizawl with a Christian church towering above them did the rounds on social media on Monday, as people praised religious co-existence in the peaceful state of Mizoram.

Along with their brethren across the globe, the Muslim community in Aizawl celebrated Eid-ul-Zuha at the High School field in Zarkawt neighbourhood, next to a Presbyterian Church building. The High School ground, a walking distance from the Aizawl Mosque, is a public space and requires permission from the authorities for its usage. It is given freely to Muslims and other faiths for religious congregations.

IMPHAL: Eid-ul-Zuha, the festival of sacrifice, was celebrated in Manipur with traditional fervour and gaiety. People from the Muslim community offered namaz in various Idgahs and mosques.

After namaz, people were seen exchanging greetings and sweets among one another. It is also an occasion where people meet one another�s families and friends and lavish feasts are served.

Manipur Governor Dr Najma Heptulla conveyed her heartiest greetings and good wishes to the people of Manipur, especially the Muslim brethren on the occasion of Eid-ul-Zuha. In her message, she said Eid-ul-Zuha or the �festival of sacrifice� celebrates the spirit of sacrifice rising above the narrow barriers of one�s ego and self-interest for the good of all.

Chief Minister N Biren too wished the people of Manipur, particularly the Muslim brethren on the occasion of Eid-ul-Zuha. Stating that the festival promotes the feeling of compassion and love to serve the poor and the needy, Biren prayed for the festival to spread the message of love, kindness and forgiveness to all sections of the society.

Assembly Speaker Y Khemchand also extended his greetings to the people on the occasion. Works Minister Th Biswajit, MAHUD Minister Th Shyamkumar also prayed to unite all in a common bond of understanding for a better Manipur. The Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee also greeted the people on the occasion.

In a message, Inspector General of Assam Rifles (South) Major General KP Singh described the festival as one of the most important festivals for Muslims which is observed and celebrated as a festival of sacrifice.

IANS adds from Agartala: The Border Security Force (BSF) and the Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) exchanged greetings, flowers and sweets on the occasion of Eid, a BSF official said on Monday.

Senior BSF and BGB officials accompanied by locally posted troopers greeted each other on Saturday and Sunday at many places along the 4,096-km Bangladesh frontier with India�s West Bengal, Tripura, Assam, Mizoram and Meghalaya. �We exchange greetings and sweets on every important religious and national day event and programmes of both countries,� the official said.

A large number of Muslims also assembled in mosques and Eidgahs to offer special prayers in Tripura on Monday.

Large congregations offered prayers at Shivnagar, Shantipara, Gulchakkar, Aralia on the outskirts of Agartala, and other parts of the state including Sonamura, Udaipur, Kailasahar and Dharmanagar.

In an unique gesture, Tipu Sultan, a journalist with Tripura daily Syandan Patrika donated Rs 10,000 to the Chief Minister�s Relief Fund instead of making an animal sacrifice. �Since last year, instead of making �qurbani� (animal sacrifice), my family and I donate money to the Chief Minister�s Relief Fund,� Sultan said after handing over a cheque to Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb. Appreciating the gesture, Deb said: �I believe everyone will be influenced by his noble gesture.�

The Chief Minister and Governor Ramesh Bais greeted the people on the occasion of Eid.