KOHIMA: The Muslim community of Nagaland today celebrated Eid-ul-Zuha, the festival of sacrifice, with traditional gaiety and devotion.
Nagaland Governor, P B Acharya extending warm greetings to all the Muslim on the occasion, said that Id-Ul-Zuha is a festival of sacrifice celebrated with special prayers, greetings and gifts.
He hoped that the festival is celebrated in true spirit irrespective of religion and in atmosphere of peace by exchanging feelings of fraternity, trust and goodwill among all.
Acharya said that the festival upholds the renowned tradition of unity amongst the people of different religions and cultures of the region.
In the state capital thousands of Muslims converged at Khuochiezie Kohima local under the aegis of the Kohima Masjid Committee, wherein the Pesh Imam of Kohima Masjid, Moulana Belal Ahmed conducted the Namaz.
The commercial hub of the state – Dimapur also witnessed large gathering of the community people offering the Namaz at Iddgah Prayer Ground. The Idd-ul-Azha prayer was led by Maulana Fuzail Ahmed Pesh Imam Iddgah Jame Masjid.