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Muslim community celebrates Eid in Nagaland

Muslim community celebrates Eid in Nagaland
Members of Muslim community offer namaz on the occasion of Eid ul-Adha in Dimapur’s Idgah ground (L) and at Kohima local ground (R) on Wednesday (Photo: Social media)
DIMAPUR, AUG 22 (NPN) | Publish Date: 8/22/2018 11:42:20 AM IST

Muslim community in Nagaland Wednesday celebrated Eid ul-Adha (also known as festival of sacrifice or Bakrid) with religious fervour and also made sacrificial offerings. Eid ul-Adha marks the end of the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.

Members of Muslim community residing in and around the state capital Kohima and commercial hub Dimapur marked the day by performing special namaz at idgahs.

Nagaland governor, PB Acharya, and chief minister, Neiphiu Rio, have extended greetings to the people on the occasion. The governor conveyed his greetings to the people of Nagaland and wished for harmony and brotherhood in the society.

Acharya expressed hope that the sacred occasion would usher in goodwill and harmony and further strengthen the values of composite society everywhere.

“May this Eid bring you cheer, peace and happiness and may it foster goodwill and brotherhood”, Rio tweeted.

 

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