Pratibha Patil greeted the nation on the glittering occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.

Eid-ul-FitrThousands of Muslims all over world ends their Ramzan fasts on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr on Wednesday. Those people would bring together at mosques to offer a special namaz and prayers on the occasion.

Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated to mark the end of Ramzan, the Islamic holy month of fasting, which fall on August 31. Eid is an Arabic word meaning ‘festivity’, whereas ‘Fitr’ means ‘breaking the fast’.

On this glittering occasion, India President, Pratibha Patil, Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh and Vice-President, Hamid Ansari Tuesday greeted the nation on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.

President Patil said that Wishing all ‘Eid Mubarak’, the festival brings joy and happiness on the culmination of the month of Holy Ramadan, a period of fasting, prayer and charity.

She added that “May this festival strengthen mutual goodwill and inspire each one of us to follow the path of love, friendship and harmony.”

According to the reports, Eid-ul-Fitre namaz will be held on September 1 at Athgaon Kabarsthan Idgah field at 9 am depending on sighting of the Eid moon. Alhaj Moulana Sazid Hussain Rizvi Saheb from Kolkata will conduct the Eid prayer.

For the convenience of namazis, the traffic department has determined to realize traffic diversions near the mosques in the city on Wednesday. Traditional markets remained open till Tuesday late night.

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