Festive fervour grips Delhi as people celebrate Eid
New Delhi:A festive mood today gripped the city as Muslims celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr by offering prayers in mosques, giving alms to the needy and visiting friends and relatives.
The devout gathered at the prominent Jama Masjid and Fatehpuri Masjid in the walled city and listened to sermons of Shahi Imams Syed Ahmed Bukhari and Mufti Muhammed Mukkaram.People greeted each other ‘Eid Mubarak’ soon after the namaz was over at the mosques this morning and offered food to the poor and needy.
They also exchanged gifts and enjoyed special dishes, particularly ‘sewayian’ made of vermicelli, and different varieties of biryani.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh drove down to Vice President Hamid Ansari’s residence here to wish him on the occasion.
Members of Muslim community irrespective of their social status held prayers for peace, progress and prosperity.
President Pranab Mukherjee, Ansari and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh greeted the people on Eid-ul-Fitr, saying the festival signifies fraternity and brotherhood and inspires all to work towards building a peaceful and prosperous society. Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit also greeted people on the occasion of the festival.