Guwahati: Assam governor Banwarilal Purohit and Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday conveyed their greetings to people of the state on occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.
In his message to the people, Purohit said: "Eid-ul-Fitr literally means 'festival of breaking the fast'.
The festival is celebrated based on an Islamic belief by following the norm of social practice.
The Governor said that Eid-ul-Fitr is also an occasion for happiness and merrymaking, which is marked by the spirit of universal brotherhood.
He hoped that this auspicious occasion would further strengthen the bonds of communal harmony, brotherhood and usher in a period of sustained peace, progress and prosperity.
In a statement, Sonowal wished happiness and prosperity to the people saying that Eid-ul-Fitr symbolises amity, fraternity and harmony.
"Eid-ul-Fitr is also the day of sharing happiness and joy with the needy and poor," he added.
Greeting the people on this occasion, Assam Pradesh Congress Committee president Ripun Bora hope that the festivity will bring in peace, happiness and prosperity for all.
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Updated Date: Jun 25, 2017 17:54:21 IST