President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday greeted the nation on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, suggesting people to enjoy the festival sharing happiness with the needy by maintaining social distancing and other norms to contain COVID-19 spread.
"Eid Mubarak! Idu'l Zuha symbolizes the spirit of sacrifice and amity which inspires us to work for the well-being of one and all. On this occasion, let us share our happiness with the needy and follow social distancing norms and guidelines to contain COVID-19 spread," the President tweeted.
He tweeted in Urdu, English and Hindi.
The Prime Minister expected that the festival would inspire people to create a harmonious and inclusive society.
"Eid Mubarak! Greetings on Eid al-Adha. May this day inspire us to create a just, harmonious and inclusive society. May the spirit of brotherhood and compassion be furthered," he said in his tweet.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah also took to Twitter, saying: "Greeting on the occasion of Eid al-Adha. May this day bring peace, harmony and prosperity in our society".
Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha or Bakrid by stepping out in their best clothes and meeting their friends and families.
As is the tradition, Muslims around the world sacrifice animals on this day.
Later, a feast is prepared which is divided into three parts. One part is for family, friends and neighbours, the second part is distributed among the needy, and the last part is kept for immediate family.