People urged to observe Eid-ul-Fitr with utmost caution by adhering to proper hygiene rules, maintaining social distancing due to Covid-19
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 festival of the Muslim community.
They issued separate messages praying for continued peace, progress, and prosperity of the country, the Muslim community, interfaith harmony, and global peace.
In a message for Eid-ul-Fitr, the president called upon countrymen to celebrate the Eid festival maintaining health rules and social distancing with utmost caution.
“Eid-ul-Fitr is one of the main religious festivals of the Muslims. It 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 the world,” the president said.
“The coronavirus epidemic is threatening both life and livelihood nowadays. 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 added.
At the same time, Hamid also urged the countrymen to observe Eid-ul-Fitr with utmost caution by adhering to proper hygiene rules and maintaining social distancing.
“May the meaning and inherent significance of Islam spread as a guide to the liberation of humanity, may the world be filled with peace and harmony. This is my hope for the holy Eid-ul-Fitr,” he continued.
In a separate message, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina also prayed for continued peace, progress, and prosperity of the country’s people and the Muslims around the world.
The premier said Eid promotes peace, sympathy, and brotherhood, and it ties people with the bond of equity, friendship, and harmony forgetting animosity and violence.
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Eid brings the message of happiness to all irrespective of the rich and the poor, she said.
She hoped that the practice of self-purification, restraint, amity, and harmony of the Muslims in personal, family, social, and state life would spread everywhere.
“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 lives 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.
She expressed gratitude to the doctors, nurses, police, law enforcement agencies, and cleaners who have been working from the frontlines to tackle the coronavirus pandemic in the country.
“Not only Bangladesh, but the entire world is also in trouble now. In such circumstances, we have to help each other with endless tolerance and sympathy,” she added.
Sheikh Hasina urged people to avoid mass gatherings, and stay at their homes and share the joy and happiness of Eid with their family members.
She simultaneously prayed to the Almighty Allah for early relief of the country from the contagious coronavirus and continued peace, progress, and development of Bangladesh as well as the Muslim community.