Mangaluru, Aug 31,2017: Bakrid (Eid ul Adha), will be celebrated in the coastal districts on Friday, September 1. It will be a general holiday in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts.
The state government had earlier announced September 2 (Saturday) as Bakrid holiday. However, the order was modified declaring general holiday for DK and Udupi districts on Friday. For rest of Karnataka, the holiday will be on Sept 2, Saturday.
Schools, colleges and government offices will function as usual here on Sept 2, Saturday, said DK district minister Ramanath Rai.
No illegal slaughtering : The DK DC, Dr K G Jagadeesha has warned against illegal slaughtering and transportation of animals during the festival.
In a release issued on August 30, Wednesday, the DC said those indulging in illegal slaughtering and transportation of animals will be punished.
Appealing to people not to violate rules pertaining to slaughtering and transportation of animals during festival, the DC also warned those taking law into their hands in the name of animal protection. "If anybody come across illegal transportation and slaughtering of animals, he or she should inform the police and not take law into their hands. Police will take strict action against such people," the DC warned.
He also directed police to make proper bandobast besides asking tahsildars to conduct peace meetings in their respective taluks to ensure peaceful celebration of festival. "These measures are being taken to ensure peaceful celebration of festival,’’ said DC.
The DC held a meeting to discuss the various preparations to be made ahead of festival in DK district.