Lauds the legacy of the rich heritage and culture
“We should be committed towards building a society, which should be rich in diversity and anchored in mutual respect. Islam teaches that a human being has two spheres of responsibilities; one is between God and himself and the other is his obligation to the rest of God’s creation. The first one can be termed the rights of God, the second, the rights of his external world of creation. The former manifests itself in the development of the personality of the individual – physical, intellectual and spiritual as he strives for the optimum obedience to the Creator. The Ramadan month of fasting is an example of this obedience. The latter is the cultivation of a social conscience for the welfare of his fellowman and the environment,” Shri Patnaik said.
While lauding the cultural legacy of Odisha– which has stood as a symbol of resilience and togetherness – Shri Patnaik said the city has always been a symbol of rich heritage and culture. “On the solemn occasion of Eid, let’s pledge to reiterate our commitments to these values of peace and mutual respect,” Shri Patnaik added.
“On this special day I once again extend my best wishes for your spiritual fulfillment and may the blessings of Allah continue to guide our path towards building a better city and a better nation,” Shri Patnaik further said.