Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sent out Eid greetings on the occasion of Eid al-Adha that is being celebrated across the world and in India on Saturday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sent out Eid greetings on the occasion of Eid al-Adha that is being celebrated across the world and in India on Saturday.

In a tweet on Saturday morning, PM Modi said, “Eid Mubarak! Greetings on Eid al-Adha. May this day inspire us to create a just, harmonious and inclusive society. May the spirit of brotherhood and compassion be furthered.”

With lockdown restrictions eased in parts of the country, devotees were seen visiting mosques while maintaining social distancing and wearing masks as preventive measures to keep Covid-19 at bay. The mosque authorities at various places are ensuring body temperature check of the devotees and providing them with hand sanitiser

In pictures from Delhi’s Jama Masjid, devotees were seen following COVID-19 guidelines and maintaining social distance. Various steps were taken to ensure safety measures as Namaaz was offered at the iconic mosque at around 6.05 am

Eid al-Adha, more commonly known as Bakr-Eid, is the festival of sacrifice observed on the tenth day of the Dhu al-Hijjah which is the twelfth month of the Islamic calendar. Also known as Bakrid, the sacrifice feast, the festival is marked by sacrificing an animal, usually a sheep or a goat to prove their devotion and love for Allah. Post the sacrifice, devotees distribute the offering to family, friends, neighbours and especially to the poor and the needy.