June 16, 2018
Mamata Banerjee conveys message of love and peace from Red Road
Today is Eid. The festival of happiness is being celebrated across the nation, and of course in Kolkata.
In Kolkata as well as in many other places in Bengal people are offering namaz. From the morning, the traditional mass namaz is being offered at Red Road with much fanfare. Live every year, this year too Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was present during the offering of namaz.
From the stage, she once again gave out a strong message of love and peace. She commiserated with the people for standing in this heat, after the fasting during the month of Ramzan.
She said that she goes to every place of worship, be it temple, mosque, church or gurdwara. She further said that her parents had taught her to always respect all religions. She went on to say that India is for everyone, be they Hindu or Muslim or anyone.
On the occasion of Eid, festivities would be spread out through the whole day in Kolkata. At 3 pm, a peace procession would commence from Park Circus. Another one will wind through Park Street, Mallikbazar, AJC Bose Road, Beckbagan, Exide Crossing and JL Nehru Road, to end at Mayo Road.