CM and other leaders greet Muslims on Ramzan

Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam and other leaders have extended Eid-Ul-Fitr greetings.

The CM, in his statement, recalled the month-long fasting by Muslims during Ramadan. Palaniswami said, “As much as 5,145 metric tonnes of rice has been distributed to more than 3,000 mosques in Tamilnadu for preparing porridge.

From 2018, the government has been helping the community people undertake Hajj pilgrimage by allocating Rs 6 crore, and Rs 3 crore has been sanctioned for fixing the infrastructural problems in Waqf board properties like mosques and dargahs.

On this auspicious day of Ramzan, I pray that love, peace and brotherhood prevail, and convey my wishes to the Muslim community.”

In a joint statement, Palaniswami and Panneerselvam said they would be paying their respects to late leader Quaid-e-Milleth at his memorial in Triplicane mosque to mark his 124th birth anniversary on June 5.

DMK president and Leader of Opposition MK Stalin said, “On behalf of the DMK, I extend my wishes to Muslims, who displayed good qualities like love, mercy and charity to the world by observing fast.”

TMC president G K Vasan said, “It is good to see that people belonging to the community have acted according to Quran and done their bit for society. They have utilised the best option to gain God’s love and spread peace by fasting and helping the poor and needy.”