DHAKA, President Abdul Hamid today urged the Muslims to spread the noble and ideals of Islam amongst all people terming it (Islam) a religion of peace and welfare.
There is no room for jealousies, antipathy and violence in Islam, he said while addressing a reception programme on the occasion of the holy EidulFitr, one of the largest religious festivals of the Muslims, at Bangabhaban here this morning.
The head of the state said Islam is the religion that upholds human values, coexistence, absolute tolerance and equity, friendship and universal welfare.
President Hamid said the appeal of the EidulFitr is unique to build a peaceful and friendly society as it brings all people including richpoor, elite and disadvantaged under the same umbrella.
After the monthlong 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.
President Hamid and his spouse Rashida Khanam hosted the reception that continued till noon from 10.30 am.
The President hoped that the lessons of EidulFitr would be disseminated to all and would help build a happy and prosperous Bangladesh.
Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, Agriculture Minister Dr Abdur Razzaque, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal, State Minister for Religious Affairs Sheikh Md Abdullah, chiefs of the three services, members of parliament, Inspector General of Police (IGP), judges, leaders of different political parties, representatives of the business community, religious personalities, senior journalists, artistes and 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 took part in the programme.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)