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Idd celebrated in State with fervour

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, July 18 - Idd-ul-Fitre, the holy festival of the Muslims marking the end of the month-long fast of Ramzan, was celebrated across the State along with the rest of the country today.

Religious fervour and traditional gaiety marked the occasion as people in large numbers celebrated the festival in a befitting manner.

The city too had its fair share of the celebrations, with thousands of devout Muslims congregating at the mosques and Idgah maidans in the morning to offer namaz.

The imams conducted the proceedings of the prayers. The central function was held at the Machkhowa Idgah maidan, which drew people in huge numbers. Following the prayers, people irrespective of their religious affiliation hugged one another to wish Idd mubarak, exchanging pleasantries and sweets.

Various other Idgah maidans and mosques at Athgaon Kabarstan, Islampur, Ambari, Chandmari, Lakhtokia, Kumarpara, Garigaon, Sijubari, Santipur, Panjabari, Latasil, etc., also witnessed spontaneous participation of the devout.

Members of the Paschim Guwahati Nagarik Sajagata Mancha provided drinking water during the community namaz at the Machkhowa Idgah.

�We have been doing this for the last several years and we believe such gestures would strengthen the bond of brotherhood and bonhomie among the diverse segments of the populace,� Kamal Krishna Das of the Mancha said.

Red Horns Division of the Indian Army celebrated the auspicious and joyous occasion of Idd-ul-Fitre with local residents at a function organised at the Idgah at Rangiya today.

In keeping with the tradition, an iftar mehfil was organised at the Idgah, which was attended by the General Officer Commanding, Red Horns Division, officers and civilians of the area.

Following the namaz, the secretary of the Idgah committee felicitated the GOC by presenting the traditional Assamese gamosa. He also mentioned that the Indian Army was the best example of brotherhood in the country.

The GOC wished everybody on the occasion of Idd and urged the youths to spread the message of love and harmony among all communities for peace and development in the region.

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Idd celebrated in State with fervour

GUWAHATI, July 18 - Idd-ul-Fitre, the holy festival of the Muslims marking the end of the month-long fast of Ramzan, was celebrated across the State along with the rest of the country today.

Religious fervour and traditional gaiety marked the occasion as people in large numbers celebrated the festival in a befitting manner.

The city too had its fair share of the celebrations, with thousands of devout Muslims congregating at the mosques and Idgah maidans in the morning to offer namaz.

The imams conducted the proceedings of the prayers. The central function was held at the Machkhowa Idgah maidan, which drew people in huge numbers. Following the prayers, people irrespective of their religious affiliation hugged one another to wish Idd mubarak, exchanging pleasantries and sweets.

Various other Idgah maidans and mosques at Athgaon Kabarstan, Islampur, Ambari, Chandmari, Lakhtokia, Kumarpara, Garigaon, Sijubari, Santipur, Panjabari, Latasil, etc., also witnessed spontaneous participation of the devout.

Members of the Paschim Guwahati Nagarik Sajagata Mancha provided drinking water during the community namaz at the Machkhowa Idgah.

�We have been doing this for the last several years and we believe such gestures would strengthen the bond of brotherhood and bonhomie among the diverse segments of the populace,� Kamal Krishna Das of the Mancha said.

Red Horns Division of the Indian Army celebrated the auspicious and joyous occasion of Idd-ul-Fitre with local residents at a function organised at the Idgah at Rangiya today.

In keeping with the tradition, an iftar mehfil was organised at the Idgah, which was attended by the General Officer Commanding, Red Horns Division, officers and civilians of the area.

Following the namaz, the secretary of the Idgah committee felicitated the GOC by presenting the traditional Assamese gamosa. He also mentioned that the Indian Army was the best example of brotherhood in the country.

The GOC wished everybody on the occasion of Idd and urged the youths to spread the message of love and harmony among all communities for peace and development in the region.