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Bahai Community Celebrates Eid-e-Rizvan Festival

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Bahai community celebrates Eid-e-Rizvan festival

The Bahai community on Wednesday celebrated their auspicious festival of Eid-e-Rizvan here at a jam packed auditorium of Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA), where Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Sardar Muhammad Yousaf was the chief guest

ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 16th May, 2018 ) :The Bahai community on Wednesday celebrated their auspicious festival of Eid-e-Rizvan here at a jam packed auditorium of pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA), where Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Sardar Muhammad Yousaf was the chief guest.

Offering heartiest felicitations to the Bahai community, the followers of Bahai religion, the minister expressed joy over the presence of prominent personalities of other communities including Muslim, Hindu, Christian, Parsi, besides Bahai Community members.

He said minorities were enjoying equal rights in Islamic Republic of Pakistan as islam was a peaceful religion giving equal rights to all communities. He announced Rs 500,000 for the welfare of Bhai community, besides offering scholarships to minority community students.

Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankvani, MNA said five percent quota reserved for non Muslims in government jobs should be enhanced. According to information available, Eid-e-Ridvan is a 12-day festival in the Baha'i faith, commemorating the religion's founder, Baha Ullah's, declaration that he was a divine manifestation.

It begins at sunset on April 21 and continues until sunset, May 2. On the first, ninth and twelfth days of Ridvan, work and school should be suspended, according to the followers of the faith. It is the holiest Baha'i festival, and is also referred to as the Most Great Festival and the King of Festivals.

The followers of Baha'i religion, according to their website, believe that the religions of the world come from the same source and are in essence successive chapters of one religion from God. Bahais believe the crucial need facing humanity is to find a unifying vision of the future of society and of the nature and purpose of life.

MNA Asfan Yar Bhindara, Parliamentary Secretary Khalil George, MNA Asiya Nasir, Jamal Yousaf and diplomats were also present on the occasion.

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