Sydney (Tribune International); On the prestigious occasion of annual festivity of ending of Ramadan and celebrations of Eid-ul-Fitre, Australian Prime Minister Hon Malcolm Turnbull has released the following message for Chand Raat Eid Festival (CREF) 2017.
‘It gives me great pleasure to wish everyone Eid Mubarak as you gather for the annual Chand Raat Eid Festival.’
‘Ramadan is a month of spiritual renewal and recommitment to the values of gratitude, charity and compassion. As you gather with friends and family to celebrate Eid ul-Fitr.’
‘I hope you find much delight and fulfilment in this special moment.’
‘The Chand Raat Eid Festival is a joyous opportunity to celebrate our various cultural and religious traditions, and to nurture faith from one generation to the next.’
‘Modern Australia has been vastly enriched by the Muslim community and by people of every background and tradition, each contributing their own unique and special thread to the multicultural fabric of our society.’
‘Australians are truly citizens of the world and our shared commitment to respect, inclusion and peace is one of our nation’s defining achievements.’
‘With these thoughts in mind, I send my best wishes to everyone attending the Chand Raat Eid Festival this year.
The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP
Prime Minister of Australia
20 June 2017