The Holy month of Ramzan commenced on June 30 in India this year as the month of daily fasting from dawn until sunset, prayers and charity for Muslims. The main purpose of fasting is to exercise and imbibe self-restraint, patience and humility. The daily prayer during the holy month is to self-reflect and ask forgiveness for the past wrong-doings and self-correct.
The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, greeted people on the commencing of the holy month of Ramzan with his tweet: "As Ramzan begins, I convey my greetings and pray that the Holy Month brings peace and happiness in everyone`s life."
Governor of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K), NN Vohra greeted people and wished that the auspicious month Ramazan would be a 'harbinger of peace, amity, communal harmony, brotherhood, progress and prosperity in the state'.
Chief Minister of J&K, Omar Abdullah greeted people and prayed for peace and development in the state.
The BJP leader and its vice president, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, wished people Ramzan Mubarak on his micro-blog and described the Holy month of Ramzan as the time of fasting and prayer for peace and harmony.
Telangana Chief Minister, K Chandrasekhar Rao, also conveyed his best wishes to the Muslim community on the commencement of the holy month of Ramzan.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, wished on his micro-blog by posting a picture titled 'Beginning of Ramadan' on twitter.