Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday extended greetings on Eid al-Adha, also known as Eid-ul-Zuha, praying the ‘festival of sacrifice’ would deepen the spirit of compassion in the society.

“Best wishes on Id-ul-Zuha. May this day deepen the spirit of compassion and brotherhood in our society,” Modi tweeted.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi also greeted the countrymen on Eid and tweeted, “Eid Mubarak to each and every one of you! May this Eid bring you great joy, peace and happiness.”

Earlier, President Ram Nath Kovind had greeted the citizens of India on the occasion of Eid-ul-Zuha on Tuesday evening.

In his message, the President said: “On the occasion of Eid-ul-Zuha, I extend my greetings and good wishes to fellow citizens and, especially to our Muslim brothers and sisters in India and abroad.”

“On this special day, we celebrate the spirit of sacrifice. Let us resolve to work together for unity and fraternity in our shared society,” Kovind added.

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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh also wished the country on Eid.

“Greetings and warm wishes on the occasion of Id-ul-Zuha. May this festival help in strengthening the bonds of amity, peace and harmony in our society,” he said.

The celebration of Eid-al-Adha, also known as Bakr-id, started on Tuesday night and will continue till Wednesday evening.

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Other leaders also flooded Twitter with their greetings on Eid.