Governor, CM, speaker and others send Id- ul- Zuha greetings
IMPHAL| Aug 11
Governor Najma Heptulla today conveyed warm greetings and best wishes to the people of Manipur, especially to our Muslim brethren on the auspicious occasion of Id-Ul-Zuha
Governor in her message, said that Id-Ul-Zuha or ‘festival of sacrifice’ celebrates the spirit of sacrifice rising above the narrow barriers of one’s ego and self-interest for the good of all.
“The festival promotes tolerance, harmony and goodwill amongst different communities. On this sacred occasion, let us forget our differences for the larger cause of maintaining unity and usher in an era of peace and prosperity in Manipur”, it added.
Meanwhile, chief minister, N. Biren Singh today conveyed warm greetings and best wishes to the people of Manipur especially the Muslim brethren on the auspicious occasion of Id- ul- Zuha.
CM in his message, said that followers of Islam believe that Allah commanded Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ismail. Ibrahim followed God’s order, but his son was replaced by a sheep at the last moment, it said.
The festival celebrated the spirit of sacrifice and promotes the feeling of compassion and love to serve the poor and the needy, it said. “Even as we celebrate this festival with the joy of sharing and charity, let us pray that the occasion may also spread the message of love, kindness and forgiveness to all sections of the society for a more peaceful and prosperous Manipur, ” it said.
Meanwhile, speaker, Manipur Legislative Assembly, Y. Khemchand Singh extended wishes for a happy Id- ul- Zuha and expressed his hope that the spirit of the festival reaches all the communities living together in the State with peace and harmony.
Id- ul- Zuha is a festival of obedience to God and sacrifice for the Muslim community, said Khemchand in his message. On this day, Muslim community living all over the world observes the day to celebrate the sacrificial spirit and charity towards fellow beings, it added
Rural Development minister, Thongam Biswajit Singh extended greetings to the people of Manipur especially our Muslim brothers and sisters on the auspicious occasion of the Id-ul-Zuha, which falls on August 12.
Id-ul-Zuha (Bakr-Id) also referred to as the festival of sacrifice is celebrated with special prayers and exchange of greetings and gifts, it said.
“May the divine blessings of the Almighty fill the State with new hopes, peace and prosperity. May Allah’s blessings be with the people of the State at all times”, it added.
Meanwhile, Forest minister, Thounaojam Shyamkumar extended warm greetings and good wishes to the citizens of the State, especially to the Muslim brethren on the joyous occasion of Idul Zuha.
Idul-Zuha celebrates the spirit of submission to the will of God reminding us the cherished human values of compassion, sharing and sacrifice, said Shyamkumar in his message. The festival honours Prophet Ibrahim, who was even willing to sacrifice his son Ismail to please Allah, it said.
“May the festival unite all humanity in a common bond of understanding and inspire all to work tirelessly towards building a harmonious, peaceful and prosperous society”, it added.
Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) and its president, Gaikhangam have extended Id-Ul- Zuha greetings to the people of the State especially those belonging to the Islamic faith.
A release signed by chairman, media chairperson of MPCC, M. Olen stated that the occasion is being celebrated in remembrance of “the ultimate call for sacrifice” when the prophet Ibrahim was called to sacrifice his son “Isaac” as a test of his faith. “As a proof of his faith, Ibrahim went to sacrifice his son but the Almighty spared his son, and an animal was sacrificed in replacement,” it said while adding that Id-Ul- Zuha has been celebrated ever since.
“May the auspicious occasion of that Id-Ul- Zuha bring forth peace, progress and harmony amongst the different communities residing in the State,” it added.
Meanwhile, IGAR (South) has also extended Id-Ul- Zuha greetings and wishes to the people of the State especially those belonging to the Islamic faith
A release stated that major general K P Singh and all ranks of the AR extends Eid Mubarak with warm greetings and sincere goodwill to the people of Manipur on the auspicious occasion of “Id-Ul-Zuha.”
The press release further expressed its greetings to the people of Manipur on the up-coming occasion of ‘Patriots Day’
“The occasion is observed to mark the supreme sacrifice made by Bir Tikendrajit and Thangal General on August 13, 1891; and it reminds us of the soaring sense of patriotism of the brave sons of Manipur,” it added.
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