Dank weather fails to dampen festival spirit in Hassan

 Religious fervour marked Eid-ul-Fitr across the districts in Mysuru region with Muslim brethren participating in mass prayers and exchanging greetings and sweets, on Monday.

In Hassan, cloudy weather and light drizzle did not dampen the spirits of the people, who had gathered in large numbers at the Eidgah Maidan on Monday morning to offer prayers. Khateb Imam of Jamia Masjid said, they had organised mass prayers,
seeking good rains and prosperity.

“The need of the hour is peace and harmony among people. People should learn
to live with nature and also follow principles in life,” he said.

CMC Commissioner H S Anil Kumar and MLA H S Prakash also wished the people belonging to the community. Police had beefed up security across the district.

In Mandya, thousands of people gathered at the Eidgah grounds at Azad Nagar to offer prayers, marking the end of the holy month of Ramzan. Jubair Ahmed of Hyderabad led the prayers. A large number of children too participated in the prayers. Jubair Ahmed pointed out that Muslims give priority to donations during the month of Ramzan. They should not limit it only during the month and continue it throughout the year, he stressed.

Traffic police had erected barricades near the grounds to ease congestion after the prayers. The Muslim localities of Chamarajanagar district were abuzz with activity with Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations.

The mass prayers were conducted at Jamila Ahle Hadish Eidgah. Women too were
seen taking part in the prayers at the maidan.

Sir Khazi Shahid Jamal said, the one-month fasting and prayers practise patience, humility and equality among the people, which should be followed during the remaining 11 months.


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