President Pranab Mukherjee greets nation on the eve of Eid

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee greeted the nation on the eve of Eid with a message of universal brotherhood, peace and harmony.

President Pranab Mukherjee. AP

President Pranab Mukherjee. AP

"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 13 September.

Updated Date: Sep 12, 2016 13:35 PM