President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were among the first to greet the people of the country on Tuesday on the occasion of Milad-un-Nabi, the birthday of Prophet Muhammad. “Milad-un-Nabi greetings. Let there be peace and prosperity all around. May the virtues of kindness and brotherhood always prevail. Eid Mubarak!” PM Modi wrote on Twitter.
Milad-un-Nabi greetings. Let there be peace and prosperity all around. May the virtues of kindness and brotherhood always prevail. Eid Mubarak!— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 19, 2021
In his message, President Kovind urged everyone to take inspiration from the Prophet's life and ideals and work for peace, prosperity and harmony.
Good wishes to all fellow citizens, especially to our Muslim brothers & sisters on Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi, the birthday of Prophet Muhammad. Let us take inspiration from Prophet's life & ideals and work for the prosperity of society and promotion of peace & harmony in the country.— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) October 19, 2021
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi wrote, “My best wishes on the occasion of Milad-un-Nabi. May we be guided by the spirit of compassion, peace and brotherhood.”
My best wishes on the occasion of Milad-un-Nabi. May we be guided by the spirit of compassion, peace & brotherhood.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) October 19, 2021
Greeting the people of Jammu and Kashmir, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha prayed for “sustained peace, development, and prosperity” in the Union Territory on this auspicious day. He also hoped that this day would foster the spirit of togetherness amongst the people of all faiths.
Greetings to the people of J&K on the occasion of Eid-i-Milad-un-Nabi.May this auspicious day foster the spirit of togetherness amongst the people of all faiths,& deepen the bond of unity&communal harmony.I pray,this occasion bring sustained peace,development, &prosperity in J&K.— Office of LG J&K (@OfficeOfLGJandK) October 19, 2021
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said, “May His teachings of humanity and brotherhood inspire us for a peaceful and harmonious world.”
Actor and former MP Paresh Rawal hoped that “you are guided by your faith in the Prophet Muhammad and shine in his divine blessings”.
Hope that you are guided by your faith in the Prophet Muhammad and shine in his divine blessings. A very happy Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi. pic.twitter.com/8hot3L4Niw— Paresh Rawal (@SirPareshRawal) October 18, 2021
Congress leader Salman Khurshid wished for everyone to be blessed with joy, peace and prosperity.
Milad-un-Nabi is celebrated across the world in the third month of the Muslim lunar calendar. Though, the Sunni and the Shia sects observe it on different days. The Prophet's life and teachings, as reflected in the Hadith, continue to inspire people. People hold night-long prayers and celebrate the Prophet's life.