Chandigarh: Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated in Punjab and Haryana with fervour as Muslims offered prayers in mosques and eidgahs.
The occasion was observed across the two states including Gurdaspur, Ludhiana, Malerkotla, Ambala, Panipat, Mewat, Gurgaon and Chandigarh.
Punjab and Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki said Eid-ul-Fitr evokes feeling of brotherhood, compassion and strengthens the pluralistic bonds of our composite society.
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said the festival marks the culmination of the holy month of Ramzan which re-affirms the spirit of charity and generosity and highlights the feelings of empathy.
A large number of Muslims, including women and children, thronged mosques, shrines and eidgahs across the two states for special prayers to mark culmination of the fasting month of Ramzan.
Haryana’s Health Minister Anil Vij greeted the Muslims on the occasion and said religious festivals promote brotherhood and communal harmony.
Vij announced a grant of Rs 20 lakh to the Muslim community for the construction of ‘musafirkhana’ (dharmshala) if they provide piece of land for it.