NEW DELHI: President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday greeted the nation on the eve of Eid-ul-Azha and urged people to imbibe the spirit of love and service.
"I convey greetings and best wishes to all fellow citizens, especially my Muslim brothers and sisters," the president said in a statement.
"Let us imbibe the spirit of universal love, brotherhood, sacrifice and service which constitute eternal values always upheld by our composite culture and work unitedly for peace, progress and prosperity of our nation and the world," he added.
"Eid-ul-Azha symbolizes sacrifice, faith and devotion."
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also wished the people.
"Best wishes on Eid-ul-Zuha. May this festival strengthen the spirit of harmony and compassion in society," he tweeted.
Muslims throughout the world offer animal sacrifices on Eid-ul-Azha, also known as Eid-ul-Zuha and Bakr Eid, to commemorate the sacrifice offered by prophet Abraham.