Muslims across India celebrate Id-ul-Zuha

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi today greeted the people on the occasion of Id-ul-Zuha and wished for harmony and brotherhood in the society.

"This festival epitomises the noble values of sacrifice, trust and forgiveness".

Vice President Naidu, in a message, said that Id-ul-Zuha symbolises the spirit of sacrifice and truthfulness.

"Greetings to all my fellow citizens, especially to my Muslim brothers and sisters in India and overseas on Idu'l Zuha", Kovind said a tweet. "May this day be filled with blessings and bring peace and prosperity for all".

Talking about the composite culture, he wished that the festival inspire all to work towards the well-being of all mankind. The tradition is that the family retains one third of the share of the meat, while another one-third is given to relatives, friends, and neighbours; the rest is given to the poor and needy.

Eid al-Adha, also called the "Sacrifice Feast", is the second of two Muslim holidays celebrated worldwide each year and is considered the holier of the two.

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