Imphal: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh has appealed to the people of Manipur, particularly the Muslim community, to restrict celebration of Id-ul-Zuha by offering ritual prayers in the safety of their homes.
Biren made the appeal in his greetings on the occasion on Friday.
In his greetings he said Id-ul-Zuha, the festival of sacrifice which falls in the Islamic month of Dhu al-Hijjah, is celebrated with traditional fervour and gaiety in India and the world. It commemorates the ancient story of great faith and sacrifice made by Prophet Ibrahim in the form of his son Ismail to God. This feast inspires us to give away that which is dear to us and earn the Pleasure of Allah.
“Considering the prevailing situation of COVID-19 infection in the state, I once again exhort the people of Manipur to take maximum precaution to stop spread of the COVID-19,” the chief minister said.
Avoiding social gathering and maintaining social distancing are the key measures which all need to observe to break the chain of infection of this dreaded disease, he added.
“I appeal the people to restrict the celebration by offering ritual prayers in the safety of their homes,” Biren said.