Eid-Ul-Adha 2021: India celebrated Bakrid amid pandemic; PM Modi, Prez Kovind extend wishes
On Wednesday, India celebrated the festival of Bakrid amid Covid-19 related restrictions, this is the second time that Indians would celebrate the festival with Covid-19 curbs.Author : Divyanshi Soni
India is witnessing Covid-19 related restriction and because of this large gathering is banned in the public places. On Wednesday, India celebrated Eid-Ul-Adha 2021 amid these restrictions. People were seen offering prayers at the mosque with face masks and social distancing. Many people offered prayers at their homes as well.
Here’s how the nation celebrated the festival of Bakrid 2021:
On the occasion of Eid-Ul-Adha, devotees offered prayer at Jama Masjid, Ahemdabad. The Imam of the mosque told a media organization, “We are thankful to Allah for being able to celebrate Eid in limited numbers. I am grateful to the police for making good arrangements.”
In Delhi large gathering of people was banned because of Covid-19. No mass gathering was seen in Delhi’s Jama Masjid for Bakrid namaz. Masjid Imama said, “Keeping Covid-19 guidelines in mind we canceled general namaz timings. Except for a few locals, there were no other visitors as prayers were offered here in wee hours to avoid the rush.”
People offered Namaz at Khairuddin Masjid in Amritsar, Punjab on the occasion of Eid-Ul-Adha.
On this occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind extended their wishes and greetings.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, “Eid Mubarak!
Best wishes on Eid-ul-Adha. May this day further the spirit of collective empathy, harmony and inclusivity in the service of a greater good.”
President Kovind urged the nation to follow Covid-19 rules and wrote, “Eid Mubarak to all fellow citizens. Eid-uz-Zuha is a festival to express regard for the spirit of love and sacrifice and to work together for unity and fraternity in an inclusive society. Let us resolve to follow COVID-19 guidelines and work for the happiness of all.”
Many Bollywood celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit, Neha Dupia, Huma Qureshi and Hina Khan also poured wishes on social media.