SRINAGAR: Eid-ul-Azha was celebrated across the State with religious fervour and gaiety, an official spokesman said. People in large numbers, clad in colourful dresses, were seen attending congregational prayers at Eidgahs, mosques and other places where speakers threw light on the philosophy of celebrating the Eid.
Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, joined hundreds of people to offer her Eid prayers at Ziyarat Hazrat Syed Sahib, Sonwar. She prayed for peace, prosperity and wellbeing of the people of the State on the occasion, the spokesman said.
After offering nimaz, Mehbooba Mufti interacted with the people and extended Eid greetings to them.
The spokesman said that people in large numbers later visited the Chief Minister at her residence and offered their Eid greetings. Thanking the visitors, the Chief Minister wished them well and hoped that the festival brings along limitless joy and happiness to the people of the State. Those who visited her included Ministers, legislators, public representatives, Government functionaries, prominent citizens, political workers and common people.
Earlier in the day, Ms Mufti visited Dara Shikoh Park at Bijbehara and offered fateha to former Chief Minister, Mufti Muhammad Sayeed.