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410 Eid congregations in Dhaka

  • Published at 08:59 am June 25th, 2017
  • Last updated at 02:13 pm June 25th, 2017
410 Eid congregations in Dhaka
There will be 410 congregations on this Eid-ul-Fitr in the capital city. Of those, 230 will be held in Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) and 180 in Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) areas, reports BSS. Around 228 Eid congregations will be held in 57 wards under DSCC while 180 in 36 wards under DNCC. Bangladesh will celebrate Eid on Monday, depending on sighting of the moon. Like previous years, Dhaka's main Eid congregation will be held at Jatiya Eidgah Maidan. Senior Pesh Imam Hafez Maulana Muhammad Mizanur Rahman of Baitul Mukarram National Mosque will conduct the prayers. Separate arrangements would be made for women at the National Eidgah as around 5,000 female devotees are expected to join the congregation. Mobile toilets, medical teams and places of ablution will be arranged. The venue of the main congregation will be shifted to Baitul Mukarram national mosque at 9am in case of inclement weather. A total of five Eid congregations will be held at Baitul Mukarram national mosque this year. Schedules of the congregations were announced by the Islamic Foundation in a media statement. The first congregation will be held at 7am, second at 8am, third at 9am, fourth at 10am and the last one at 10:45am. Eid prayers would be organised at North Plaza of Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban at 8am. Parliament whips, ministers, MPs, officials and staff would take part. Tight security measures have been taken around the National Eidgah as the president, cabinet members, judges and diplomats will join the prayers there. Several congregations would be held on Dhaka University campus, including two at the central mosque at 8am and 9am. A congregation would be organised at 8am at Salimullah Muslim Hall ground adjacent to the main gate while another would be held at Shahidullah Hall lawn at the same time. BUET will organise a congregation at its central mosque at 8am. Two congregations will be held at Gulshan Central Mosque and Eidgah ground at 8am and 9:30am. Two congregations would be organised at Dhalpur Narikel Bagan mosque at 8am and 9am. City Corporation's councilors have started preparations at their own initiatives in this regard. Places of congregations have been selected in such a manner so that devotees can join prayers at their nearest distances.