National Federation Party Leader Professor Biman Prasad says restrictions and health measures due to the COVID-19 pandemic shouldn’t dampen the celebration of Eid.
In his Eid Message, Professor Prasad says the celebration of Eid is a significant event in our multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and multi-religious nation.
He says fasting is an act of both seeking purification and making a sacrifice for the blessings of the almighty for peace, unity and prosperity.
The NFP Leader adds thus, Eid is a celebration about seeking righteousness taking the solemn pledge to lead a righteous life.
He says this is an occasion to also remember the pioneer leaders of the Islamic community in Fiji adding they also acknowledge the immense contributions made by the Muslim community in the development of Fiji.
Professor Prasad further says they perfectly understand that COVID-19 and austerity measures prevent the Muslim community from celebrating Eid with fanfare and with friends and relatives like previous years.
He adds while it shouldn’t dampen spirits, it is important for all of us look after our families and share what we have with those who are less fortunate and underprivileged.
He says they also note the restrictions that have been put in place as travel bans and lockdowns stranding family members relatives in various parts of the country and the world.
He adds but that does not take away the significance of Eid and the sacrifices made during the month of Ramadan.
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