Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday extended warm greetings to the people on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, with a call to celebrate the festival in a spirit of communal harmony, religious gaiety and bonhomie.

In his message, the CM said the spirit of the auspicious festival, which marks the culmination of the holy month of Ramzan, epitomises self-restraint, discipline and compassion, is an ideal for all of us to imbibe and follow.

“Let us on this day rededicate ourselves and come together to build bridges of love and affection to create a world that is free of falsehood and animosity, imbibing the spirit of brotherhood that is intrinsic to the occasion, which teaches us the values of compassion and tolerance,” said Amarinder.

Punjab Governor and Administrator, Union Territory Chandigarh, VP Singh Badnore has also greeted the people of Punjab and Chandigarh on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr.

Badnore said that the festival marks the culmination of the holy month of Ramzan and brings to the fore the noble instincts in people. Eid-ul-Fitr evokes feelings of brotherhood, compassion and sharing in all and strengthens the pluralistic bonds of our composite society.

In his message, the governor urged the people to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr with a spirit of communal harmony, peace, love, cooperation and mutual understanding which would go a long way in strengthening the national unity and integrity.