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Idd greetings by Governor

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, July 6 - Governor PB Acharya has conveyed his greetings to the people of Assam on the occasion of Idd-ul-Fitr.

In his message to the people, the Governor said, �Idd-ul-Fitr literally means �festival of breaking the fast�. Like other festivals observed by the Muslim community, this festival symbolizes faith. The festival is celebrated based on an Islamic belief by following the form of social practice. Idd is a festival observed by the Muslim community to celebrate the conclusion of the month of fasting.�

The Governor added that Ramzan, the month of fasting, symbolised a lot practices and beliefs of the community. �It is not merely restraining oneself from having food, but also to abstain from all kinds of evil and unlawful practices in Islam. The month-long fasting ends with the festival of Idd-ul-Fitr that symbolises a reward for their fasting,� he said.

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