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PM Modi, President Mukherjee wish nation on the eve of Eid

News Agencies | Updated on: 7 July 2016, 9:15 IST

On 6 July, the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr saw the the President, Vice President and the Prime Minister greeting people and leaders from India's nigbourhood nations, including Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

"Let us on this occasion rededicate ourselves to the service of humanity and share our happiness with the poor and needy. May the Eid celebrations reinforce the nation's commitment to mutual goodwill and inspire each one of us to follow the path of love and universal brotherhood," President Pranab Mukherjee said.

He said, on the auspicious occasion of Eid, "I extend warm greetings and best wishes to my fellow citizens, particularly to all Muslim brothers and sisters in India and abroad."

Vice President Hamid Ansari, in his message, said that Id-ul-Fitr marks the culmination of the holy month of Ramzan and signifies the traditional expression of brotherhood and understanding between people.

"I convey my heartiest greetings and good wishes to the citizen of our country on the joyous occasion of Id-ul-Fitr.

May the noble ideals that mark Id-ul-Fitr enrich our lives with peace, prosperity and the spirit of humanity.

"It reaffirms our abiding faith in the spirit of compassion and charity," he said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his greetings wished that this special day deepens the spirit of harmony and peace.

Modi also spoke to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and conveyed Eid greetings to him.

--PTI

First published: 7 July 2016, 9:15 IST
 
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