Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) BD Mishra and Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Thursday extended their warm greetings to the people of the state, especially the Muslim brethren on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr.
In his message, the Governor said, “Eid-ul-Fitr festival symbolises humanism, fortitude, patience and piety. It is for the promotion of peace, harmony, brotherhood and happy co-existence among the people.
Let us faithfully and practically perpetuate these excellent tenets of Eid-ul-Fitr, beyond the petty religious parameters, which are hindering the march of peace in this world,” he said.
May this holy festival further enhance the bonds and values of our plural society, he wished.
On the occasion, the Governor also urged people of the state to strictly observe the protocols for protection against Covid-19, including wearing of facemask, washing hands frequently, and maintaining social distancing.
In his message, the CM said, “Eid Mubarak to my Muslim brothers and sisters of the state. May the new moon bring with it good health and prosperity of all sentient beings”.
“With the sighting of the crescent moon, you will break your month-long fast. I pray the Almighty to bestow you all with his choicest blessings to tide over these difficult times,” Khandu said.
Quoting Shahi Imam Ahmed Bukhari, the CM appealed all to follow Covid-19 protocols and offer Eid prayers at home.
“While the festival is celebrated by meeting loved ones and enjoying lavish feasts, the celebrations this year will be different. The Almighty knows we are fighting a pandemic of mega-proportions. Let’s offer him prayers from the confines of our homes. He will bless us all,” Khandu added.