PATNA: Eid was celebrated with traditional fervor and gaiety in Bihar today with hundreds of thousands of Muslims offering prayers at various locations and greeting one another with a tight hug.
In Patna, the main function was organized at the sprawling Gandhi Maidan amid heavy security arrangement in view of the recent terrorist attacks in Dhaka.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar reached the historic Gandhi Maidan to personally extend greetings to Muslims who had gathered in large numbers to offer prayers.
“Eid comes after one month of day long fasting observed during Ramzan and it is an occasion to celebrate together with love, peace, harmony and brotherhood”, Kumar said while extending greetings on the occasion.
Governor Ram Nath Kovind, RJD president Lalu Prasad, former Chief Minister Rabri Devi, deputy chief minister Tejaswi Prasad Yadav and other Cabinet ministers also greeted the people on the occasion.
On this occasion, authorities had made elaborate security arrangements across the state to foil any possible attempt of miscreants and anti- social elements to disturb the peace and communal harmony in any part of the state.
Security was also beefed up in view of recent terrorist attacks in the Bangladesh capital which killed over 20 people.