Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday greeted Punjabis, especially the Muslim brethren, on the eve of Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid).
In his message, the CM said, "Id-ul-Zuha evokes the feeling of brotherhood, charity and empathy for the needy and the underprivileged. Let us reaffirm our resolve to further strengthen the spirit of brotherhood, unity of cultural bonds, peace and national integration." Badal appealed to the people to celebrate this festival in unison by rising above petty considerations of caste, colour, creed and religion.
Deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal also greeted the people of Punjab. In a message, Sukhbir said Bakrid was a festival of sacrifice of worldly things for the will of God. Extending greetings to Muslims, the deputy CM stated that on this auspicious day of commemorative sacrifice, "we should all rededicate ourselves to uphold the principles of love, compassion and understanding and affirm to live in fellowship as brothers and sisters."