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Eid-ul-Azha being celebrated

  • Published at 10:47 am August 12th, 2019

The president and the prime minister greeted the country's people and Muslims across the world

Muslims throughout Bangladesh have been celebrating Eid-ul-Azha, the second-largest religious festival in Islam.

The devotees thronged to Eidgahs to offer prayers on Monday morning. 

They sought divine blessings and prayed for the peace and prosperity of the country.

Well-off Muslims then sacrificed animals in commemoration of Prophet Ibrahim's devotion to Allah as illustrated by his readiness to give up his beloved son Ismail.

Sholakia Eidgah in Kishoreganj and Gor-e-Shaheed Baro Maidan in Dinajpur held the country’s biggest Eid congregations like in previous years.

In Dhaka, the biggest congregation was held at the National Eidgah where President Abdul Hamid offered his prayers along with people from all walks of life.

Congregations were also held at the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque and various places in the capital.

Law enforcement agencies, including Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and police, have taken tight security measures.

Television channels and radio stations are airing special program on the occasions. Special diets will be served at hospitals, jails, government orphanages, centers for persons with disabilities, shelter homes and vagrant and destitute welfare centers.

President, PM greet nation

President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina greeted the country's people as well as Muslims across the world on the occasion of Eid.

In his message, the president urged people to realize the lesson of sacrifice (Qurbani). 

“Peace and amity will be established when the teachings of sacrifice are reflected in our personal and social lives,” he said.

The president said he hoped the people would sacrifice animals at designated spots and work to remove wastes.

In her message, the prime minister urged people to be imbued with the teachings of Eid-ul-Azha and participate in public welfare activities to build a peaceful, prosperous, and happy Bangladesh devoid of discriminations.