Id greetings

Special Correspondent

NEW DELHI: President Pratibha Patil and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh greeted the people on the occasion of Id-ul-Fitr.

In a message, Ms. Patil has said: “as we celebrate this day as a day of forgiveness, fellowship, thanksgiving and moral victory, I hope that the occasion with its tradition of giving and sharing will infuse the spirit of unity and harmony in us.” Dr. Singh, in his message said that the festival, celebrated with gaiety and fervour at the end of the pious month of Ramzan, symbolized brotherhood, compassion, sharing and reflected the true spirit of our composite culture. He hoped that the festival would further strengthen the bonds of our composite society. May the Id-Ul-Fitr usher in peace, prosperity and happiness for all, the Prime Minister added.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi said: “on the occasion of Id-ul-Fitr, I would like to greet all our Muslim brothers and sisters. May this festival bring peace and harmony.”

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