Kathmandu, Aug. 1: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has extended best wishes to all Nepali Muslim sisters and brothers at home and abroad for their happiness, peace, prosperity, long life and good health on the occasion of Bakar-Eid. In a message given today, President Bhandari stated this festival is vital for the exchange of goodwill and best wishes. She expressed her confidence that the festival would help promote mutual goodwill, tolerance, togetherness and fraternity since the people of Muslim community read out the Namaz collectively on this day. “Nepal is a home to diverse ethnicity, languages and cultures. I am confident that such festival could help promote and strengthen national unity
by uniting the citizens socially and culturally,” reads the message. Furthermore, the President has hoped that the people of this community would observe the festival with precautions at a time when the world is reeling under the coronavirus pandemic. Meanwhile, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has extended best wishes to the Nepali Muslim community inside and outside the country on the occasion of Bakra-Eid. Issuing a greeting message, PM Oli wished for the happiness, peace, prosperity and good health of all Nepali Muslim sisters and brothers. “May this festival provide inspiration for the fulfilment of our national goals of stability, economic development, prosperity and happiness in the lives of the people,” the Prime Minister wished in his message. He also expressed confidence that the festival would promote mutual respect, tolerance and fraternity. He further called on everyone to be active in their respective fields to help achieve the national aspiration of ‘Prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepali.’ Similarly, Chairman on of the National Assembly Ganesh Prasad Timilsina also wished the Muslim community on the occasion. He shared his belief that the grand festival of Bakra-Eid would maintain brotherhood, friendship and unity in the society. Bakra-Eid marks the beginning of the new year in the Hijri Calendar.