The Muslims across the country joined special prayers marking the day
The holy Eid-e-Miladunnabi, marking the anniversary of birth and death of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), was observed in the country on Friday with religious festivity and fervour.
Many members of different spiritual and social organizations joined several isolated street marches in the capital and elsewhere in the country chanting praise of the prophet for his role for the mankind.
On this day in 570 - the 12th of Rabiul Awal of the Hijri calendar - Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) was born in Mecca, Saudi Arabia with divine blessings and messages of peace for mankind.
Different government and non-government organizations, including the Islamic Foundation (IF) chalked out elaborate programs to mark the day.
President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have greeted the countrymen and the Muslims across the world on the occasion of the holy Eid-e-Miladunnabi, the birth anniversary of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH).
The day is a public holiday.
In separate messages on the eve of the day, they underscored the need for following the ideals of the prophet for peace and prosperity.
Meanwhile, on the occasion of Eid-e-Miladunnabi, special supplements were published in various national dailies in collaboration with the Islamic Foundation.
Highlighting the importance of the day, Bangladesh Television (BTV), Bangladesh Betar and other satellite television channels broadcast and are broadcasting special programs.
Meanwhile, the Islamic Foundation has undertaken various programs on the occasion and all programs are being conducted and will be held maintaining proper health rules.
The Islamic Foundation event was inaugurated at the eastern "Sahan" of Baitul Mukarram National Mosque after Maghrib prayers on Thursday.
Besides, on the occasion of the day, all the departments, districts, upazilas and government and non-government organizations also held special programs including discussions and meetings on the life and works of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).