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Sonia Gandhi greets nation on occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr

Updated: Jul 07, 2016 08:32 IST

New Delhi, July 7 (ANI): Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday greeted the nation 'Eid Mubarak'.

Congratulating all, who have undertaken the purifying Ramadan fast, she said "Holy Prophet's teachings of honesty, love, peace, compassion, equity and peaceful co-existence have immense value to strengthen our nation and enrich brotherhood."

Eid-ul-Fitr is being celebrated with traditional fervour and gaiety in various parts of the country today.

The festival marks the culmi nation of the fasting holy month of Ramzan.

The faithfuls will offer Eid prayers in Eidgahs and mosques.

In Delhi, main Eid congregations are being held at the Jama Masjid, Fatehpuri Masjid and Shahi Eidgah.

In Kerala and Jammu and Kashmir, Eid was celebrated yesterday.

Ramzan, the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar is observed as a fasting period by the Muslims world over who abstain from food and water during the period between sunrise to sunset. (ANI)