On the auspicious occasion of Id-ul-Fitr, Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the nation, wishing happiness for everyone. Taking to Twitter, he wrote: "Have a blessed Id-ul-Fitr", sharing a special message for everyone.
"May this special day ignite the spirit of harmony, compassion and peace in our society. May everyone be happy," read PM Modi's message. He also tweeted his greetings in Urdu.
Id-ul-Fitr marks the culmination of the fasting month of Ramzan, that is being celebrated across the country on Wednesday with the moon being sighted in India on Tuesday evening. Jama Masjid Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari made the announcement after a meeting of the moon-sighting committee.
"The moon was sighted today. That means Eid will be celebrated on Wednesday in Delhi and other parts of the country," a senior official at the city's historic mosque told PTI.
The festival of Id-ul-Fitr symbolises peace and brotherhood, marking feasts and the faithful offers prayers at mosques and idgahs to seek blessings of the divine. People, especially children dress up in their traditional fineries to mark the festival.
President Ram Nath Kovind also took to Twitter to with the citizens Eid Mubarak. He added that "the festival of Idu’l Fitr strengthens our belief in charity, fraternity and compassion."
Congress president Rahul Gandhi extended wishes to everyone on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.