Bakr-Eid celebrated

ITANAGAR, Aug 1: Amid the Coronavirus pandemic, the Muslim community in Arunachal Pradesh today celebrated Eid al-Adha, also known as Eid Ul Zuha and Bakr-Eid (in India) by offering prayers at mosques and at their homes by following the COVID-19 protocols.

Usually, the Muslims on the occasion greet each other with hugs but this time around people wished each other ‘Eid Mubarak’, maintaining the social distancing. On the day, they also wear new clothes, visit family members and friends and symbolically sacrifice an animal - in an act known as ‘qurbani’.

On the occasion, the State Governor Brig (Retd) Dr BD Mishra and Chief Minister Pema Khandu conveyed warm greetings to the Muslim brethren and expressed hope that the sacred occasion will usher in goodwill and harmony and further strengthen the values of composite society.

The Governor said that the festival of Zuha marks the spirit of sacrifice and absolute faith. This occasion promotes goodwill amongst the people.

“On this Eid, I seek Allah’s blessings for every one’s happiness and for enabling each and every Indian citizen to fight off the Corona virus menace,” the Governor said in his message.