India celebrates Eid-ul-Adha also known as Bakrid amids Covid-19 disease restrictions on large gatherings on Wednesday.
Devotees were seen offering prayers in Mosques following with Covid-19 protocols of masking and social distancing.
Eid al-Adha or Bakrid is celebrated two days after the beginning of the Hajj pilgrimage in the last month of the Islamic calendar.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his greetings to the people celebrating Eid-al-Adha and said,"Best wishes on Eid-ul-Adha. May this day further the spirit of collective empathy, harmony and inclusivity in the service of greater good."
President of India, Ram Nath Kovind also wishes to the people celebrating the festival and tweeted,"Eid Mubarak to all fellow citizens. Eid-uz-Zuha is a festival to express regard for the spirit of love and sacrifice, and to work together for unity and fraternity in an inclusive society. Let us resolve to follow COVID-19 guidelines and work for happiness of all."
This festival is celebrated across all the Islamic and non-Islamic nations. This festival marks the end of Hajj and also involves animal sacrifice as a symbol of Ibrahim's sacrifice to Allah.
Rahul Gandhi and chief minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal also extended their greetings to the people on Twitter.