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Muslim brethren offer Namaz to mark Bakrid, the festival of sacrifice

Funds and relief materials collected at Eidgah Maidan in Mysuru for flood-hit Kodagu and Kerala

Mysuru, August 22:- Thousands of Muslim brethren celebrated Bakrid (Eid al-Adha), which is a symbol of sacrifice and generosity, with religious fervour in the heritage city of Mysuru on Wednesday.

The members of the Muslim community observed Bakrid festival by offering Namaz (prayers) and exchanged greetings with the people of all communities with the traditional embrace and hug.

The community prayers were led by Sir Khazi of Mysuru Moulana Mohammed Usman Shariff.  Muslims took part in special prayers arranged at Eidgah Grounds at Tilaknagar here this morning.

Prayers were also offered at other mosques in the city and rituals were performed.

All the shops and business establishments run by the community members were remained closed to observe the festival.

Families in the city prepared sumptuous meals including the traditional biriyani and kebabs, and sweet dishes at their homes.

On the occasion, individuals and organisations collected relief funds and materials for those affected by flash floods in Kodagu District and Kerala.

A representative from Jamaat-E-Islami Hind raised funds from the community members who had assembled for the prayers. He appealed the people to contribute generously to help those affected by the natural disaster in Kodagu and Kerala.

CM KUMARASWAMY GREETS MUSLIMS

In his Bakrid greetings to the Muslim brethren, Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy said: “This festival is a symbol of sacrifice and harmony and let us imbibe these qualities in our lives. May this festival inspire all of us to rush to help the people in distress due to the fury of nature.”

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday also greeted the nation on the occasion of Eid al-Adha.  -(HN, KK)

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