Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the nation on the occasion of Eid-ul-Zuha on 13 September. "Id-ul-Zuha greetings. May this festival enhance the spirit of peace & togetherness in our society," Prime Minister Modi tweeted.
Id-ul-Zuha greetings. May this festival enhance the spirit of peace & togetherness in our society.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 13, 2016
President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President Mohammed Hamid Ansari also extended their greetings on the occasion.
The festival of Idu’l Zuha epitomizes trust, compassion, sacrifice and forgiveness #PresidentMukherjee— President of India (@RashtrapatiBhvn) September 13, 2016
May this festival strengthen our efforts to enhance universal brotherhood, peace and harmony in society #PresidentMukherjee— President of India (@RashtrapatiBhvn) September 13, 2016
Special Eidul Zuha prayer - led by Shahar Qazi Mushtaq Nadvi - was offered at the Eidgah at 7:30am on 13 September. In Delhi, the main Eid congregation will be held at Jama Masjid, Fatehpuri mosque and Shahi Eidgah.
In Uttar Pradesh, elaborate security arrangements have been made near Eidgahs and main mosques where people are offering special Namaz. Traffic diversions have also been affected in major cities including Lucknow, Kanpur, Agra, Meerut, Allahabad, Varanasi and Bareilly to facilitate Namaz.
Different places have been earmarked to carry out the ritual of Qurbani in every city and town. In Madhya Pradesh, special Eid prayers are being held at about two dozen mosques in capital Bhopal. Temporary slaughter houses have been built in Bhopal at several places for qurbani.
Bakrid prayers being offered at Jama Mosque in Ahmedabad. pic.twitter.com/IbAxgAWQKs— ANI (@ANI_news) September 13, 2016