Eid-ul Fitr marks the culmination of the period of fasting and prayer during the holy month of Ramzan and "infuses in us a sense of brotherhood and spirit of joy", the President said.
     
"This festival with its spirit of giving and sharing inspires all to work towards building a harmonious, peaceful and prosperous society. Let us re-dedicate ourselves on this day to the service of humanity and to elevate the life of poor and the needy," the President said in his message.

"May Eid-ul Fitr instill in all of us a sense of the essential unity of all faiths and pride in the composite culture of India", Mukherjee said.

In his greetings, Singh said "the festival of Eid is a celebration of the spirit of sharing and brotherhood. May this festival bring peace, prosperity and happiness."

"I extend my greetings and best wishes to all our citizens on the joyous occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the culmination of the holy month of Ramzan," Vice President Hamid Ansari said in his message.
    
He said the festival celebrated with "gaiety and piety all across the country reinforces the timeless message of universal brotherhood, love and compassion."

Congress President Sonia Gandhi conveyed her greetings to the nation saying that the festival reminds people of virtues of "harmonious co-existence and mutual respect for each other's faith".
    
Conveying her greetings and good wishes, Gandhi said Eid follows a month of fasting in which the essentials of faith are rejuvenated touching Islam's message of peace and fraternity amongst all mankind.
    
"The festival reminds us of the virtues of harmonious co-existence and mutual respect for each other's faith in a multi religious and diversified society like ours," she said in her message.

Delhi Governor, CM greet people


Lt Governor Najeeb Jung and Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit greeted citizens on the auspicious occasion and hoped the festival will inspire all to work towards building a peaceful and prosperous society.
    
"May almighty grant his choicest blessings to all our countrymen and may India march ahead to claim its rightful place as a leader among the comity of nations," said Jung in his message.
    
In her message, Dikshit described Eid-al-Fitr as a festival of joy and happiness and hoped that it will strengthen bond of unity among the citizens. "This festival has become an integral part of the composite culture of Delhi," she said exhorting, "One and all to celebrate the festival as it helps in cementing the bonds of unity, harmony and brotherhood."
    
Delhi BJP president Vijay Goel and DPCC president J P Aggarwal also conveyed their greetings to the citizens on the occasion of Eid.

JPN/Agencies

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