The two leaders wished for the peace and prosperity of the country, countrymen, and the Muslim community
President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has 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 community.
They issued separate messages on Tuesday praying for continued peace, progress, and prosperity of the country, the Muslim community, the interfaith harmony and global peace, reports BSS.
"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 president said.
He said the festival promotes family and social bonding as the city dwellers return to their loved ones in villages while the people irrespective of their classes and professions offer prayers standing side by side and share the happiness with others.
"Eid develops the bond of harmony, amity and unity among all...let the teaching of Eid-ul-Fitr spread among all people and build a prosperous Bangladesh,” President Abdul Hamid added.
He said Islam is a religion of peace and welfare and said: "There is no place for hatred-spite, violence and localism in Islam. Islam upholds the spirit of human values, mutual coexistence, absolute tolerance and equality."
Terming Bangladesh as a country of communal harmony, he said people from all faiths are living here from the ancient times.
Echoing the same as the president, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in her message said: "Eid promotes peace, sympathy, and brotherhood.
"It ties people with the bond of equity, friendship and harmony forgetting the hatred and violent activities...Eid brings message of happiness to all, irrespective of rich and poor."
She expressed her hope 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," the premier said and also wished happiness, peace, and welfare of all people across the world.
She simultaneously prayed to Almighty Allah for continued peace, progress, and development of her dearest homeland Bangladesh as well as the Muslim community.