President, Vice President, Speaker greet nation on Eid-ul-Zuha

New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari and Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan greeted the nation on Eid-ul-Zuha with a message of peace and harmony.

“On the occasion of Eid-ul-Zuha, I extend warm greetings and good wishes to all Muslim brothers and sisters in India and abroad,” Mukherjee said on Monday.

He called upon fellow citizens to live peacefully and instil a sense of self-sacrifice, adding, “This festival epitomises trust, compassion, sacrifice and forgiveness.”

Mukherjee said: “On this day, let us recall the selfless sacrifice made by Hazrat Ibrahim and engage in the service of humanity. Let us strive to lessen the pain and suffering of the needy.”

Vice President Hamid Ansari said, “Eid-ul-Zuha highlights the virtues of sacrifice and compassion in our lives and inspires us to inculcate the spirit of sacrifice, sympathy and brotherhood in our society.”

“May this festival bring peace, harmony and prosperity in our country,” he said in his message.

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan in her message said: “I extend my wishes to all my Muslim brothers and sisters on the occasion of Eid-ul-Zuha. I hope that this festival will increase brotherhood among the people of this country.”

Eid-ul-Zuha will be celebrated on September 13 (Tuesday).

–IANS

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