President Bidya Devi Bhandari said that a strong unity in social diversity would contribute to further consolidating national sentiments.
In a message on the occasion of one of the greatest festivals of the Muslims-Bakar-Eid today, President Bhandari has extended best wishes to all the Nepalis Muslims at home or abroad for their happiness, peace, prosperity and good health on the occasion.
Bhandari asserted that festivals as such would preserve and promote the unique cultures and traditions of all the ethnic communities and people of all faiths. The President has urged all the Muslims to observe the festival with precaution against COVID-19 since, she said, there is still a risk of Coronavirus infection.
She also wished that may this festival encourage one and all to help foster mutual goodwill, tolerance, and communal amity as well as help build a civilized, well-cultured and progressive society.
In a similar message, Vice-president Nanda Bahadur Pun has extended best wishes to all Nepali Muslims on the occasion of Id-Ul-Adha.
In his message, Vice-president Pun has said that the festival of Id-Ul-Adha is observed as a celebration of fraternity and family reunion and expressed the confidence that it would help promote national solidarity, social goodwill and mutual friendship in the country. And also mentioned taking note of health protocol while celebrating the festival due to COVID-19 situation
Stating that festivals like Bakar-Eid would give the message of patience, tolerance, world peace and fraternity, Deuba, also the President of Nepali Congress, wished for the progress and prosperity of the Nepalis Muslims communities.
He also said that may this festival contribute in further enabling the environment of unity and cooperation in our country like ours that boats of diversity in culture, tradition, festivities, ethnicity and folk dresses and.
It is the second biggest festival after the Eid-al-Fitr. Bakar Eid is celebrated on the 70th day of the Ramadan festival. Financially strong people used to go to Mecca and Medina of Saudi Arabia for the hajj pilgrimage.