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India, Pakistan start Eid Al Adha celebrations
August 23, 2018
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NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD: President Ramnath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday greeted the citizens of India on the occasion of Eid Al Adha.

The festival of sacrifice, was also celebrated in Pakistan with traditional and religious fervour on Wednesday.

“Eid Mubarak to all fellow citizens, especially to our Muslim brothers and sisters in India and abroad. On this special day of Eid Al Adha, we celebrate the sacred spirit of sacrifice. Let us resolve to work together for unity and fraternity in our shared society,” Kovind tweeted.

Extending his wishes on the festival, Modi said: “May this day deepen the spirit of compassion and brotherhood in our society.”

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan congratulated the nation and urged his countrymen to remember the sacrifices made for the protection, reconstruction and development of Pakistan, Dawn online reported.

Khan also urged people “not to forget those who are deprived in this hour of happiness.”

President Mamnoon Hussain said today’s sacrifice commemorates the obedience and unparalleled examples set by the great prophets of Islam.

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa also conveyed Eid wishes to the nation through the Inter-Services Public Relations, saying: “May Allah Almighty bless our motherland (with) peace and prosperity.”

The day dawned with special Eid prayers in mosques, Eidgahs and open places in all cities, towns and villages across the country.

Indo-Asian News Service

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