Kolkata: West Bengal chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday extended their wishes to the people on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr.
Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the culmination of the fasting month of Ramzan, will be celebrated across Indian on Saturday. “Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated tomorrow as the moon was sighted in Hyderabad, Bihar, Manipur, Karnataka, Assam and Tamil Nadu,” Shahi Imam of Delhi’s Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari said.
Ramzan, the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, is observed as a fasting period by Muslims who abstain from food and water from sunrise to sunset and it culminates in Eid celebrations.
“The holy month of Ramzan is coming to an end. People are waiting for Eid. The country and the world will celebrate Eid. I extend hearty greetings on this occasion,” Modi said.
On the other hand CM Mamata during her visit to Tipusultan Mosque extended her wishes to the people.