Kolkata: Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated across West Bengal on Monday with special prayers at mosques by the devout and exchange of greetings among friends and family members.
Over 25,000 Muslims assembled at the biggest congregation on Red Road (Indira Gandhi Sarani) here to offer special prayers on the occasion, which marks the end of month-long Ramzan, city police officials said.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee attended the special prayer on Red Road and wished everybody in the community. Muslims from all walks of life assembled at mosques and eidgahs to offer Eid prayers as a thanksgiving for the month-long fasting of Ramzan.
The festival was observed in a big way at Nakhoda mosque and Tipu Sultan mosque in the city, while the celebration was also there in different mosques and eidghas in the districts. People were seen exchanging greetings and gifts and giving alms to the needy who had gathered around the mosques and eidgahs.
Markets in various Muslim-dominated areas in the city were decorated on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. Imams of different mosques called for peace, harmony and brotherhood while extending wishes and greetings to all.