The day’s programme began with offering Eid prayers by millions of Muslims who thronged at mosques and eidgahs braving light rains in the capital
After a month-long fasting, Muslims sought divine blessings, peace, progress and prosperity in their Eid congregations throughout the country.
The prayers followed by exchanging Eid greetings.
The main Eid jamaat (congregation) of holy Eid-ul-Fitr was held at National Eidgah on the city’s High Court premises at 8:30am.
The Eid congregation was also held at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque.
Two Eid congregations were also held at the Dhaka University playground and south plaza of Jatiya Sangsad.
Besides, Dhaka South City Corporation and Dhaka North City Corporation arranged 361 Eid congregations in 90 wards of the capital.
President Zillur Rahman offered his Eid prayers along with hundreds of people from different walks of life on the National Eidgah.
The chief justice, several ministers, state ministers, Dhaka city mayor, judges of the Supreme Court, senior political leaders, diplomats of different Muslim countries and high civil and military officials offered prayers at the main Eid jamaat.
Khatib of Baitul Mukarram National Mosque Prof Moulana Muhammad Salahuddin conducted the Eid prayers.
A special munajat was offered seeking divine blessings for peace and development of the country, welfare of the people and greater unity of the Muslim Ummah.
The country’s biggest Eid congregation was held at Sholakhia Eidgah in Kishoreganj.
Around 4 lakh musullis from remote places of the country and even abroad gathered there to perform their Eid prayers.
President Zillur Rahman and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in separate messages have greeted the countrymen and the Muslim ummah on the occasion.
Special diets were served in hospitals, jails, government-owned children and shelter homes, socially handicapped and vagabond welfare centres and shelter homes for the destitute.
Bangladesh Betar and Bangladesh Television as well as private television channels and radio stations have been broadcasting special programmes on this occasion.
Leaders of different political and socio cultural organisations in their messages greeted the people.
Source: The Daily Star