On the festive occasion of Id-ul-Zuha on 21st July, 2021, I convey my heartiest greetings and warm wishes to the people of Goa, particularly the Muslim brethren.

Id-ul-Zuha or Bakrid is also known as the feast of supreme sacrifice and is one of the most significant Islamic festivals. It commemorates willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son in order to submit to the will of God.

All religions preach the universal values of love, peace and brotherhood. On this occasion of Id-Ul-Zuha let us pledge to rededicate ourselves to these noble principles. Let this festival foster the spirit of unity in diversity and strengthen the secular fabric of our country.

Goa is renowned for its rich tradition of unity and communal harmony. Let us on this auspicious occasion reaffirm our commitment to uphold and further enrich this glorious tradition.

While celebrating Id-Ul-Zuha this year let us not forget to strictly follow all the health protocols and stay safe. May this Id-Ul-Zuha bring renewed peace, prosperity and happiness to one and all.

P.S. Sreedharan Pillai

Wednesday, July 21, 2021