The Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi, Syed Haider, hosted the traditional ''Iftar'' dinner on Tuesday evening to celebrate blessings of the holy month of Ramazan.
Individuals from all walks of life, including political personalities, community notables, Sajjadah Nasheens of several Sufi shrines in India, academics, writers, journalists, artists, civil society activists, Pakistani students and other prominent persons attended the dinner, it said in a statement.
Acting High Commissioner Syed Haider Shah welcomed the distinguished guests.
"While wishing them special blessings of Ramazan, Shah also highlighted the messages of sacrifice, selflessness and compassion which are inculcated by fasting during the month of Ramazan," the statement said.
"The traditional Iftar dinner is hosted annually at Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi to mark the holy month of Ramazan and promote the message of peace and harmony," it added.
Earlier, Shri Sita Ram temple in Ayodhya hosted an Iftar meal in its premises. Setting an example of communal harmony, people cutting across religious lines, sat together to relish the Iftar meal in the premises of the temple.
The priest of the temple Yugal Kishor said, "This is the third time we have organised an Iftar party. I will continue to do the same in the future as well. We should celebrate every festival with great zeal."
Echoing similar sentiments, an attendee Mujammil Fiza said that he also celebrates Navratri with his Hindu friends every year. "People with an agenda do not want communities to come together and hold an event like this. In a country where people play politics in the name of religion, people like Yugal Kishor send out a message of love," he added.