Aligarh: In the holy month of Ramzan, the Student Association of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) organised an Iftar party on the campus which was attended by as many as 27,000 people.
Setting an example of communal harmony, students, teachers and dignitaries, cutting across religious lines, were invited to the Iftar on Monday.
People offered prayers before sitting down in long rows to relish the meal.
Speaking to ANI, Chairman of AMU Student Association, Salman Imtiaz, said: “This party has been organised for people of all religions. Nobody was stopped from attending it. Allah showers you with more if you feed people with love.”
During this month, the devout observe rigorous fasting for about 30 days and do not consume food or water from dawn to dusk. They eat Sehri (a pre-dawn meal) and break the day-long fast with Iftar in the evening.
Eid ul-Fitr marks the end of the fasting month of Ramzan. The festival is celebrated on the first day of Shawwal, the 10th month of the Islamic lunar calendar.