KHULNA, June 15: The Khulna City Corporation (KCC) authority has fixed 160 spots in the city for slaughtering sacrificial animals and requested the citizens to use those places during the Eid-ul-Azha.
The decision was taken at a meeting of KCC on Monday afternoon at Shaheed Altaf auditorium with Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of KCC Gakul Krisna Ghosh in the chair, while Acting Mayor of KCC Anisur Rahman Biswas addressed the meeting as chief guest.
Among others, citizens, religious leaders, teachers, councillors and senior officers of KCC attended the meeting.
'Initially 160 spots have been fixed in the KCC area for slaughtering sacrificial animals. The number may rise, but none will be forced to use those fixed spot,' said Dr. Md. Rezaul Karim, senior veterinary surgeon of KCC on Wednesday.
A total of 175 slaughterers from different madrasas will be deployed at 160 spots on Eid day, he said.
A campaign will be run seven days before the Eid-ul-Azha to raise awareness on slaughtering sacrificial animals at designated spots and elsewhere in the city, he added.
The KCC councillors will run campaign, he said adding that the imams of all mosques will also preach during 'Khutba' at Zuma prayer before Eid.
While talking, Chief Executive Officer of KCC Gokul Chandra Ghosh said, "As per the direction of the Local Government Division, we are taking preparation for slaughtering sacrificial animals at all fixed spots under 31 wards in KCC."
KCC staffs will be deployed for seven days from Eid ul Azha for cleaning garbage to ensure clean environment, he said.
The meeting also requested different community leaders, public representatives and civil society leaders to create awareness and motivate citizens about slaughtering animals on the fixed places of KCC, he added.
The step was taken to keep the city clean and useable for the city-dwellers, while at least 5,000 kilograms of bleaching powder will be used to clean the garbage, he further added.