In Uttar Pradesh, the festival of Idul Azha is being celebrated today all over the state with religious fervor and gaiety. People are seen rushing towards mosques to offer special Eidul Azha prayers.
Elaborate security arrangements have been made all over the state in view of the festival. The state government has already instructed cleanliness near mosques and to supply ample water and electricity to the people.
The traffic diversions in major cities including Lucknow, Kanpur, Agra, Meerut, Allahabad and Bareilly have been made for smooth passage of Namaj. The different prayer timings have been set in Lucknow and in other cities to enable devotees to offer prayers according to their ease.
Main prayers in state capital Lucknow will be held at Eidgah Aishbagh, Teeley Wali Masjid, Nadwatul Ulma, Mosque of Shahmina, Jama Masjid Chowk and several other prominent mosques today. CCTV and Drone cameras have been installed at sensitive places to vigil the situation.
On this occasion, Governor Anandiben Patel , Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath have greeted the people of the state. The Governor, in a message, said Edul Azha is a festival of sacrifice which inspires people to share happiness and help the needy and the poor.
CM in his message said the festival inspires people to maintain social harmony and brotherhood. He appealed to the people to celebrate the festival with peace and mutual harmony. (AIR NEWS)