Left Menu
Development News Edition

President Bhandari, PM Oli greets people on Eid; calls for harmony in society

Devdiscourse News Desk | Kathmandu | Updated: 05-06-2019 17:59 IST | Created: 05-06-2019 14:27 IST
President Bhandari, PM Oli greets people on Eid; calls for harmony in society
Nepal's Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli also wished the community, hailing the occasion as a further consolidation of the feeling of harmony and national unity in the country. Image Credit: Twitter(@PIB_India)

Celebrations marking the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr are underway in Nepal. Nepal's President, Bidhya Devi Bhandari, extended her wishes to the Muslim community on the festival. She wished for happiness, peace, prosperity and good health for all members of the Muslim community. Bhandari further expressed confidence that the festival would help build a prosperous and developed society by maintaining national solidarity, harmony and goodwill amongst people of all communities.

The President also noted that Nepal's Constitution aims at protecting and promoting all religions and cultures in the country. Nepal's Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli also wished the community, hailing the occasion as a further consolidation of the feeling of harmony and national unity in the country.

Oli also said that the festival imparts the message of peace and fraternity. He stated that the preamble of Nepal's constitution recognises multi-lingual, multi-ethnic, multi-religious, multi-cultural and geographical diversity in the country. The Nepalese Prime Minister said that the main statute of the land ensures every Nepali citizen's right to participate with enthusiasm and vigour, in religious and cultural festivals of one's choice. He further noted that the Muslim Commission has been working as per the constitutional provision to organise and ensure religious freedom and rights of the Muslims in the country.

Eid-ul-Fitr, Arabic for "the feast of the breaking of the fast," is when Muslims return to regular eating cycles after undergoing vigorous fasting of one month. On this day, members of the community typically enjoy a small breakfast ahead of morning prayers and then visit friends and relatives where a lavish feast is served. Gifts are also exchanged to mark the festivities of the day. Devotees of the Islamic faith celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr by reciting Namaz, offering prayers at the mosque.


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

Why COVID-19 is unstoppable in USA despite it being ranked at the top of GHS Index?

Several worst-hit countries such as Italy, France, Spain, the UK, Canada, and Russia have peaked COVID-19 cases in April. Almost all of them have gradually flattened the curve. However, the USA is setting new daily records of infections tha...

COVID-19 seems cooking biggest ever global scam

The increasing number of corruption cases on COVID-19 funds from throughout the world and involvement of high profile persons indicate that the countries cant ignore corruption in their pandemic response programs. This has generated the nee...

Health Management Information Systems lack holistic, integrated, and pandemic resilient character

Being a part of the United Nations system, the World Health Organization WHO deserves its share of rebuke for its alleged failure issue COVID-19 health emergency alerts on appropriate time. However, the pandemic has also exposed loopholes i...

Pride in the time of coronavirus: a welcome move online?

This year is different in many ways not least as celebrations are also taking place against the dramatic backdrop of a global health crisis and a resurgence in grassroots activism following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. ...

Videos

Latest News

Tablighi Jamaat: Delhi court grants bail to 200 Indonesians

A Delhi court Wednesday granted bail to 200 Indonesians who were chargesheeted for attending Tablighi Jamaat congregation here allegedly in violation of visa norms, indulging in missionary activities illegally and violating government guide...

Court denies bail to 25 accused in Palghar lynching case

A sessions court on Wednesday rejected the bail plea of 25 persons arrested in connection with the Palghar lynching case in which two monks and their driver were beaten to death by a mob in April. The accused had applied for bail on technic...

Flooded southern China braces for more storms

Heavy rain is forecast for five more days in the Yangtze River basin, Chinas meteorological agency said Wednesday, in a region already devastated by flooding this year. At least 141 people have been reported dead or missing across the natio...

Air India to send certain employees on leave without pay for up to five years

Air India has started the process of identifying employees, based on various factors like efficiency, health and redundancy, who will be sent on compulsory leave without pay LWP for up to five years, according to an official order. The airl...

Give Feedback