The president and his spouse Rashida Khanam hosted an Eid reception at Bangabhaban
President Abdul Hamid has urged all Muslims to spread the noble ideals of Islam amongst all people terming it as a religion of peace and welfare.
“There is no room for jealousy, antipathy and violence in Islam,” he said while addressing a reception on the occasion of the Eid-ul-Fitr, one of the largest religious festivals of Muslims, at Bangabhaban on Wednesday.
The head of the state said Islam is the religion that upholds human values, coexistence, absolute tolerance and equity, friendship and universal welfare, reports BSS.
President Abdul Hamid said the appeal of the Eid-ul-Fitr is unique in building a peaceful and friendly society as it brings all people – rich, poor, elite, and the disadvantaged - under the same umbrella.
“After the month-long fasting, the holy Eid builds the tie of affection, harmony and unity among the people of all classes irrespective of status,” he said.
The president and his spouse Rashida Khanam hosted the reception which began at 10:30am and continued till noon.
The head of state hoped that the lessons of Eid-ul-Fitr would be disseminated to all and would help build a happy and prosperous Bangladesh.
Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, Agriculture Minister Dr Abdur Razzaque, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal, State Minister for Religious Affairs Sheikh Md Abdullah, chiefs of three services, members of parliament, inspector general of police (IGP), judges, leaders of different political parties, representatives of the business community, religious personalities, senior journalists, artistes, high civil and military officials attended the reception.