Muslims around the world celebrated Eid al-Adha on Tuesday, one of the two most important festivals of the Islamic calendar.
Indian President Pranab Mukherjee greeted the nation on the eve of Eid with a message of universal brotherhood, peace and harmony.
“On the occasion of Eid, I extend warm greetings and good wishes to all Muslim brothers and sisters in India and abroad,” Mukherjee said on Monday.
He called upon fellow citizens to live peacefully and instil a sense of self-sacrifice, adding, “This festival epitomises trust, compassion, sacrifice and forgiveness.”
He said: “On this day, let us recall the selfless sacrifice made by Hazrat Ibrahim and engage in the service of humanity. Let us strive to lessen the pain and suffering of the needy.”
Eid will be celebrated on September 13.