KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has extended best wishes to the entire Nepali brothers and sisters belonging to Muslim community within and outside the country on the occasion of the Eid-al-Fitr festival today.
The ninth month on the Islamic calendar is called ‘Ramadan’. During Ramadan, believers abstain from eating and drinking during daylight hours, Eid-al-Fitr depends on the sighting of the moon and its celebration.
The festival imparts the message of peace and fraternity. In the greeting message, the PM said Nepal is a beautiful country with multi-lingual, multi-ethnic, multi-religious, multi-cultural and geographical diversity, and expressed his belief that it ensures religious freedom and rights of Muslims. He suggested that such festivals are underlying identities of unification and religious forbearance, and thus, such assets should be utilised in making the country prosperous.
The PM expressed commitment to carrying on with “Happy Nepali-Happy Nepal” campaign.
He has wished that may this Eid festival give inspiration to all the Muslim brothers and sisters to become united in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.
He urged the Muslim community to observe the Eid al-Fitr by maintaining social distancing and safety protocols.