THE INDIA RISE
Eid ul-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Although the date might vary from one country to the other, the International Astronomical Centre (IAC) has stated that May 23 will be celebrated as Eid ul-FitrIt should be noted that Islamic holidays follow the lunar calendar and not the Gregorian calendar. For a whole month, Muslims around the world fast, which is called roza, and offer prayers while practising self-discipline. They do charitable acts like feeding the poor and giving them alms. Normally, Eid is a joyous occasion wherein families and friends get together to celebrate the day. Upon the sighting of moon, they wish each other ‘Eid Mubarak’ and exchange hugs and gifts. People wear new clothes and step out. This year, however, because of the pandemic, certain restrictions are in place and Eid will naturally be different.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi wishes everyone on Eid-ul-Fitr
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to wish everyone.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi wishes “everyone be healthy and prosperous” on the joyous occasion.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.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 25, 2020
President of India extends Eid wishes
President Ram Nath Kovind took to Twitter to wish the nation
Eid Mubarak! This festival is an expression of love, fraternity, peace & harmony. Eid reaffirms our belief in sharing with & caring for the vulnerable & needy. Let us carry the spirit of giving (Zakaat) on this Eid and follow social distancing norms to contain coronavirus spread
Avoid gathering during Eid: Muslim religious leaders appeal to community in Rajasthan
Muslim religious leaders in Rajasthan have appealed to the community to stay home and avoid any religious or social gathering during Eid-ul-Fitr on Monday, as the administration deployed additional security personnel to ensure strict compliance to social-distancing norms. While extending greetings to the people on the eve of Eid, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot appealed to the community to follow lockdown norms and maintain social-distancing on the occasion.
“The festival of Eid brings the message of happiness to the Rozedars. Eid teaches us to help people, destitute and needy, and to maintain humanity and brotherhood by eradicating mutual discrimination,” Gehlot said. He appealed to the Muslim community to offer Eid prayers at home and follow the lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
maintain social-distancing on the occasion. “The festival of Eid brings the message of happiness to the Rozedars. Eid teaches us to help people, destitute and needy, and to maintain humanity and brotherhood by eradicating mutual discrimination,” Gehlot said. He appealed to the Muslim community to offer Eid prayers at home and follow the lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Gehlot also asked the community members to pray for the end of the pandemic