Gandoh, Sept02: Like other parts of the country and State, the Eid-ul-Azha was celebrated in Gandoh(Bhalessa) with religious fervor and gaiety today with thousands of Muslims gathering in various mosques of the Bhalessa to offer Eid Namaz (special prayers) in the morning.
The biggest congregation was held at Jama Masjid, Gandoh where a large number of Muslims offered Eid Namaz and held special prayers for peace and prosperity of the State.The members of Hindu Community also greeted their Muslim brothers on the occasion.
MLA Bhaderwah Daleep Singh Parihar,MLA Doda Shakti Raj Parihar,BJP tehsil President Mehinder singh,Tehsildar Gandoh Aman Kumar and other senior civil and police officers extended Eid greetings with Muslim brethren and prayed for peace and tranquility in the state.
The Muslim brethren also exchanged wishes, sweets and gifts with people from all walks of life.
Meanwhile, bakery shops witnessed heavy rush of people while children attired in colourful dresses asked for ‘Eidi’ from the family members.
The Eid prayers were also held at different places in Thathri,Gwari,Dhadkai and other part of Chenab Valley.
Tight security arrangements were made by Gandoh police at all the venues for smooth and incident free celebrations.