President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today greeted the countrymen as well as Muslims across the world on the occasion of the holy Eid-ul-Fitr, one of the biggest religious festivals of the Muslim Ummah.
They issued separate messages praying for continued peace, progress and prosperity of the country, the Muslim Ummah, interfaith harmony and global peace.
In his message, the president called upon countrymen to celebrate the Eid festival maintaining health rules and social distancing with utmost caution.
"Eid-ul-Fitr is one of the main religious festivals of the Muslims. Eid-ul-Fitr brings the message of happiness after the month-long fasting and practice of self-restraint. It is a day when joy is spread out amongst all and in all parts of Bangladesh and the world," the president said.
"The coronavirus pandemic is threatening both life and livelihood nowadays. In this difficult time, I call on the affluent section of the society to stand by the poor," the president said.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in her message today prayed for continued peace, progress and prosperity of the country's people and the Muslim Ummah.
Eid brings the message of happiness to all irrespective of wealth and background , she said.
"Let the lives of all people be filled with the happiness of Eid," Sheikh Hasina said, wishing happiness, peace and welfare of all across the world.
"We are celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr in an unusual environment. The whole world stands still due to coronavirus. Normal life is halted. An invisible virus puts the lives of people at risk," she said.
Sheikh Hasina urged people to avoid mass gatherings, to stay at home and share the joy and happiness of Eid with family members.
She expressed gratitude to the doctors, nurses, police, law enforcement agencies and cleaners who have been working from the frontlines to tackle the coronavirus pandemic in the country.
She prayed to the Almighty Allah for early relief from the contagious coronavirus and continued peace, progress and development of Bangladesh as well as the Muslim Ummah.