Prime Minister Narendra Modi today extended his greetings to the citizens of the country on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, also known as Bakri Eid. Greeting people on Eid al-Adha, PM Modi hoped that the festival will further the spirit of peace and happiness in the society.
"My best wishes on the occasion of Eid al-Adha. I hope it furthers the spirit of peace and happiness in our society. Eid Mubarak!," the prime minister tweeted.
President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu also extended their greetings on this occasion.
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Eid al-Adha, also called festival of sacrifice, is being celebrated on Monday.
Bakra Eid or Bakrid is marked by sacrificing an animal that is close to them to prove their devotion and love for Allah. Post the sacrifice, devotes distribute the offering to family, friends, neighbours and especially to the poor and the needy.
People buy goats or sheep a day prior for sacrifice, on the day commemorating Ibrahim (Abraham) who was to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God's command.