Odishatv Bureau

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday greeted people on Eid-ul-Fitr.

The President tweeted: "Eid Mubarak! This festival is an expression of love, fraternity, peace, and harmony. Eid reaffirms our belief in sharing with and caring for the vulnerable and needy. Let us carry the spirit of giving (zakaat) on this Eid and follow social distancing norms to contain coronavirus spread."

The Prime Minister said that the special occasion furthers the spirit of compassion.

"Eid Mubarak! Greetings on Eid-ul-Fitr. May this special occasion further the spirit of compassion, brotherhood and harmony. May everyone be healthy and prosperous," Modi tweeted.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi also took to Twitter: "Eid Mubarak to each and every one of you."

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also wished on the occasion.

"Warm greetings to all on the auspicious occasion of Eid Ul Fitr. May the spirit of Eid bring happiness, peace, prosperity and good health and lead us in the path of compassion and love0. Eid Mubarak," tweeted Patnaik

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan & BJP national vice-president Baijayant Panda extend greetings to everyone on the auspicious occasion of Eid Ul Fitr.

"Eid mubarak! Greetings to everyone on the joyous occasion of Eid UI Fitr. May this holy festival bring peace, prosperity, health and happiness for all," tweeted Pradhan

"Best wishes on the auspicious occasion of Eid Ul Fitr.May this holy festival bring blessings, brotherhood, peace and prosperity to all Folded hands," tweeted Panda.

Eid is being celebrated in most part of the country on Monday, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

On Sunday, prominent Muslim clerics in Delhi had appealed to people to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on Monday while adhering to social distancing and lockdown norms in view of the coronavirus outbreak.

(With Agency Inputs)