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Eid-ul-Adha known as Bakrid celebrated with fervour and enthusiasm across Meghalaya

Shillong, August 12, 2019 (MMP) Eid-ul-Adha, also known as Bakrid, was celebrated with fervour and enthusiasm across Meghalaya today. Thousands of men and children offered prayers at Eidgahs and mosques in Shillong, Dawki, Nongpoh, Lad Rymbai and Byrnihat and the Garo Hills. The biggest congregation was at the Eidgah at the country’s first glass mosque, the Madina Masjid in Shillong, where over 10,000 people gathered together to offer prayers. After the prayers, Muslims sacrificed goats and other “halal” animals to commemorate the sacrifice made by Prophet Ibrahim. The meat of the sacrificed animals was distributed among neighbours, relatives and the poor. Governor Tathagata Roy and Chief Minister Conrad Sangma greeted the people on the occasion. MMP

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