Ranchi: Muslim community across the state on Wednesday joined the rest of the nation in celebrating Eidul- Fitr, the festival to mark the culmination of the holy fasting month of Ramzan, with religious fervour and gaiety.
Jharkhand Governor Draupadi Murmu and Chief Minister Raghubar Das have greeted the people on the occasion.
The first Namaz was offered at Hadis Masjid at 6.30 am which was followed by namaz at other prominent mosques of the city. At Idgah at Harmu Road, Ranchi Idgah and Doranda Idgarh Namaz was offered between 9.15 to 9.30 am.
Maulana Asgar Misbahi in his message at Ranchi Idgah said that making poor the part of the festival in true sense symbolises Eid while Maulana Alkama Sibli of Doranda Idgah called called for peace, amity and brotherhood among all communities. Reports of similar peaceful celebration of Eid were also pouring in from all other districts of the state.
After the prayer, dressed in traditional attire the Muslim community members, exchanged greetings and distributed sweets to children and others as a mark of brotherhood and respect. After the month-long fasting during the Ramzan period, a sumptuous lunch also became a part of the celebrations.
All the government offices, banks, business houses and educational institutions were closed for the day as holiday. Fairs and cultural programmes were organised in different pockets of the city where children donning traditional attires were seen revelling in festive spirit.
Meanwhile, heavy security arrangements were made across the city. A Total of 142 magistrates were deployeed in the city while a district level control room was also set up. A day earlier itself the security personnel had been posted around the prominent mosques of the city. The traffic police too had made elaborate arrangements to ensure smooth traffic flow on the day and had imposed ban on entry of all kinds of vehicles on the main road.