‘Eid-Ul-Zuha’ popularly called as ‘Bakrid,’ the festival of Muslim brethren symbolising sacrifice, peace and harmony, was celebrated in city today with traditional gaiety and religious fervour.

Over 40,000 people had congregated at the Eidgah Maidan in Tilaknagar for the mass prayer which was led by Sir Khazi of Mysore Moulana Mohammed Usman Shariff.

Delivering the message on this solemn occasion, Sir Khazi said, “Bakrid is synonymous with sacrifice and communal harmony, with an inbuilt message not to cause harm or evil to anyone, thus clearly paving way for peaceful co-existence.The concept should not be limited to the day of the festival but should be advocated throughout the year. People should come out of community barriers and participate in all festivals, which would ultimately lead to peace in the nation.”

Farooquia Institutions Secretary Taj Mohammed Khan, Muslim Co-operative Bank Chairman Mir Humayun, former Yenapoya Varsity Vice-Chancellor Dr. Syed Akhil Ahmed, Former Vice-Chancellor of JLK & Pondicherry Varsity, J.A.K. Tareem, Columnist Dr. Javeed Nayeem, former VC of Goa & Mangalore University Dr. V. Shaikh Ali, Congress leaders Taj Ahmed, Shoukath Ali Khan, Journalist Afsar Pasha were present.

While MLA Tanveer Sait offered Bakrid prayers at Masjid-E-Kuchimemon on Ashoka Road, City Police Commissioner Dr. M.A. Saleem offered prayers at Masjid-E-Alah near Government Guest House.

Funds collected for Muzaffanagar riot victims

A group of members of the Mysore District Relief Committee led by Corporator Suhail Baig collected funds for the victims of Muzaffanagar riot which took toll of nearly 40 lives in Uttar Pradesh recently.

NR Sub-Division ACP C.D. Jagadeesh, Mandi Inspector T.B. Rajanna and staff had made elaborate security arrangement at the Eidgah Maidan.

Similar mass prayers were also offered at Eidgah Maidans and mosques in Rajivnagar and Ghousianagar and other areas in city.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore