Mamata wishes people on Eid ul-Adha

Kolkata
22 Aug 2018

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today extended greetings to the people on the occasion of Eid ul-Adha and hoped that the festival of sacrifice would deepen the spirit of sharing and brotherhood.
"On the occasion of Id-ul-Zuha, let us commit ourselves to the spirit of sharing and brotherhood. My best wishes to all," Mamata tweeted.
The festival was celebrated with religious fervour across the state with Muslims thronging idgahs and mosques for congregational prayers and to commemorate the sacrifice Prophet Ibrahim made for God which showed his faith and devotion.
Eid ul-Adha marks the prophet's sacrifice of a lamb after God spared his son Prophet Ismail.
The biggest congregation in the state was held at the Red Road or Indira Gandhi Sarani in the city where thousands of people gathered for Eid prayer.
Nakhoda and Tipu Sultan Mosques in the city also recorded huge gatherings on the occasion.
Similar gatherings were reported from districts and major towns in the state.
Dressed in their best, Muslims came out early in the morning to offer special prayers at mosques.
After the prayers, they hugged and greeted each other before setting off for the ceremonial sacrifice of animals.