Popular celebrities from different fields have urged all to celebrate Eid-ul-Azha following health directives to prevent spread of COVID-19 and stand beside the destitute.
They urged revellers to avoid crowded places, events that are likely to draw a lot of people and practice hygiene when sacrificing animals.
Actress Nusrat Imrose Tisha said, ‘I urge everyone to stay safe and follow health directives as the virus is very contagious. People from all walks of life have to work together to defeat COVID-19. I will sacrifice animals in my village home. The meat will be distributed among the poor people of the locality. I wish all happy and prosperous Eid’.
Singer Habib Wahid said, ‘I urge the affluent in society to distribute meat of sacrificed animals among the needy. COVID-19 has been taking a toll on our mental wellbeing and livelihoods.
I have bought sacrificial animals at my village home. People should maintain social distancing while sacrificing animals and distributing meat. I won’t go outside on Eid day and don’t have any special plans for the day. If the crisis passes, we will celebrate the occasion next year amid festivity and enthusiasm’.
Artist Nazia Andaleeb Preema said, ‘Revellers should not get carried away and keep in mind that we are all passing through a critical time. The COVID-19 outbreak is not over yet. People have to be more tolerant, respectful and supportive to each other. We have to face this crisis together. Eid-ul-Azha is all about sacrifice so we must help the people in need. Let us sacrifice our ego, temptation and greed this Eid. Let us live for serving humanity.’
Classical dancer Rachel Priyanka Perris said, ‘I urge everyone to maintain social distancing while celebrating the festival. We have to remain vigilant so that we do not get infected by the virus. After sacrificing animals, we have to take shower and disinfect our cloths. I will celebrate the day at home and spend as much time as possible with my family members. I will also talk to my friends over phone. Besides, my father and mother will come visit me at night. I won’t go outside on Eid day. I urge the affluent to stand beside the needy.’
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