New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday greeted the nation on the occasion of Prophet Mohammad's birthday Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi.
PM wished that the spirit of peace and harmony gets strengthened in the country, while President urged to resolve to "help the needy and work for the wellbeing of all".
"Greetings on the auspicious occasion of Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi. May the spirit of peace, harmony and compassion be strengthened in society," Prime Minister said in a tweet.
Greetings on the auspicious occasion of Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi. May the spirit of peace, harmony & compassion be strengthened in society.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 4, 2015
In a message, President wrote on Twitter - "May the Holy Prophet's teachings of universal love and compassion guide us to live in fellowship, harmony and unity."
May the Holy Prophet’s teachings of universal love & compassion guide us to live in fellowship, harmony & unity #PresidentMukherjee
— President of India (@RashtrapatiBhvn) January 4, 2015
Meanwhile, senior clerics and Muslim community leaders have counselled restraint and low noise levels during celebrations for Eid-e-Milad.
In many processions, DJ music and bike races create a nuisance, robbing the occasion of its solemnity. Elders have asked the youth to celebrate the Prophet's birthday with decorum and decency.
"We must celebrate his birthday — but use the day to pray and do charitable works," Maulana Rizwan Khan, vice-president, Sunni Dawat-e-Islami, said.
Eid Milad-Un-Nabi is being celebrated in various parts of the country today. People decorated houses, shops, streets and markets to celebrate the birth anniversary of the prophet.
Hundreds of people thronged Hazratbal shrine in Srinagar for nightlong prayers, amid chilling cold.