President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday greeted the countrymen as well as the Muslims across the world on the occasion of the holy Eid-ul-Fitr, the greatest religious festivals of the Muslim Ummah.
In separate messages, they prayed for continued peace, progress and prosperity of the country, the Muslim Ummah, the interfaith harmony and global peace.
The President called upon countrymen to celebrate the Eid festival maintaining health rules and social distancing with utmost caution.
He said: “Eid-ul-Fitr is one of the main religious festivals of the Muslims. Eid-ul-Fitr brings the message of happiness after the month-long fasting and practice of self-restraint. It is a joyous day when the joy is spread out amongst all and in all parts of the Bengal and in the world.”
“The coronavirus epidemic is threatening both life and livelihood now a days. In this difficult time, I call on the affluent quarter of the society to stand by the side of the poor,” the head of the state said.
In a message today, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina prayed for continued peace, progress and prosperity of the country’s people and the Muslim Ummah.
“Let the life of all people be filled with the happiness of the Eid,” Sheikh Hasina said, wishing happiness, peace and welfare of all people across the world.
“We are celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr amid an abnormal environment. The whole world stands still due to coronavirus. The normal life is halted. An invisible virus puts the life of people at risk,” she said.
So, the premier said, people are compelled to stay at their respective homes to help contain the spread of coronavirus.
BDST: 1242 HRS, May 13, 2021