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Id-ul-Zuha: CM Biren extends greetings to people in Manipur

“As we celebrate the festival with the joy of sharing and charity, let us resolve to strengthen brotherhood and harmony among different communities and bring peace and prosperity to our state,” Manipur Chief Minister Biren said.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 10 Jul 2022, 6:55 am

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Saturday extended greetings and wishes to the people of Manipur, especially the Muslim brethren, on the auspicious occasion of Id-ul-Zuha.

“As we celebrate the festival with the joy of sharing and charity, let us resolve to strengthen brotherhood and harmony among different communities and bring peace and prosperity to our state,” Biren said.  

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In his message on the eve of Id, N Biren stated that Id-ul-Zuha, the festival of sacrifice, is celebrated with traditional fervour and gaiety across the world. The festival marks the end of Hajj, a pilgrimage to the holy site Mecca, Saudi Arabia and commemorates the faith of Prophet Ibrahim and his devotion to Allah, he stated.

Followers of Islam believe that Ibrahim willingly sacrificed his son Ismail as an act of obedience to God, he mentioned.  Pleased with the gesture of supreme sacrifice, God asked him to sacrifice a ram instead. Therefore, the festival signifies the spirit of sacrifice, rising above the narrow barriers of one's ego and self-interest for the good of all, he added.

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First published:9 Jul 2022, 6:02 pm

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IMPHAL, Manipur

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