SHILLONG, June 26 - Muslims in Meghalaya today celebrated Idd-ul-Fitre by offering prayers at mosques to mark the end of holy month of Ramadan.
In the Madina Masjid here, known as the glass mosque, close to 10,000 Muslims offered their prayers. Namaz-e-Idd was also offered in different mosques spread across the State.
The festival marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan in which Muslim faithfuls undergo fasting from dawn to dusk. The observation of Ramadan or Ramazan marks the anniversary of the Quran being revealed to Prophet Mohammed.
It is also an occasion where people meet each other�s families and friends and lavish feasts are served. Muslims also give out Eidis or gifts to children during the occasion. Another important aspect of Idd celebrations is giving Zakat or charity to the poor and needy.
Meghalaya Governor Banwari Lal Purohit in his greetings said that he hopes that the end of Ramadan will �reinforce our belief in human values like compassion, sacrifice, brotherhood and harmony.�
Chief Minister Mukul Sangma in his message said: �May this festival enable us to reaffirm our commitment to spread the spirit of love, compassion and empathy to further strengthen the elements of understanding, tolerance and solidarity which will go a long way in building a more inclusive society for the prosperity of all.�
Imphal Correspondent adds: Idd-ul-Fitre was celebrated across Manipur on Monday. The biggest festival of the Muslims, it marks the culmination of a month-long fasting during the holy month of Ramzan.
Governor Dr Najma A Heptulla and Chief Minister N Biren Singh in their messages have conveyed warm greetings to the people of the State on the occasion. In his greeting, the CM said the festival highlights the spirit of joy and sharing and reflects the composite culture of the State.
PTI adds: The Muslim community in Nagaland today celebrated Idd-ul-Fitre with religious fervour across the State. Muslims offered namaz at Idgahs, specially in Kohima and Dimapur while also exchanging Eid greetings.
Nagaland Governor PB Acharya conveyed warm greeting to the people of the State and expressed hope that �this sacred occasion will usher in goodwill and harmony and further strengthen the values of composite society.
The Muslim community in Mizoram today celebrated Idd-ul-Fitre. Thousands of Muslims offered namaz at the Assam Rifles ground here and prayed for peace and communal harmony in the State.
Arunachal Pradesh Governor PB Acharya and Chief Minister Pema Khandu today greeted the people of the State on the auspicious occasion of Idd-ul-Fitre.
The Governor said that the festival of Idd-ul-Fitre marks the culmination of the Holy Month of �Ramzan�, the month of prayers, blessings and forgiveness. In a message here this evening, Khandu greeted the people of Muslim community and said he joins them in the celebration of the three-day festival of feast and festivity.