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Eid to build peaceful, friendly society: President

DHAKA, June 27, 2017 (BSS) - President M Abdul Hamid yesterday said the appeal of Eid-ul-Fitr is unique to build a peaceful and friendly society as it brings all people including rich-poor, elite and disadvantaged under the same umbrella.

"After the month-long fasting, the holy Eid builds the tie of affection, harmony and unity among the people of all classes irrespective of rich, poor, elite and disadvantaged ones," he said while talking to media during a reception on the occasion of the holy Eid-ul-Fitr, the largest religious festival of the Muslims, at Bangabhaban here yesterday morning.

President Abdul Hamid and his wife Rashida Khanam hosted the reception that continued till noon from 10am in the morning.

Terming Islam a religion of peace and harmony, the President said, "There is no room of jealousies, antipathy and violence in Islam as it never supports terrorism and militancy."

Abdul Hamid also said Islam is the religious that upholds human values, coexistence, absolute tolerance, equity, friendship and universal welfare

The President hoped that the lessons of Eid-ul-Fitr would be disseminated to all and would help build a happy and prosperous Bangladesh.

Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, Chief Justice S K Sinha, several ministers, advisers to the Prime Minister, members of parliament, judges, leaders of different political parties, the chiefs of three services, Inspector General of Police (IGP), representatives of the business community, religious personalities, senior journalists, artistes, high civil and military officials attended the reception.

The dean of the diplomatic corps, ambassadors and high commissioners of different countries in Bangladesh and the head of international agencies also attended the reception.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)