Eid-ul-Azha celebrated in districts
The holy Eid-ul-Azha was celebrated across the country with due religious fervour and amid festivity on Monday.
KHULNA: The main Eid congregation was held at Town Jame Mosque in the city at 8am.
Khulna City Corporation (KCC) Mayor Talukder Abdul Khaleque, Khulna Divisional Commissioner Md Lokman Hossain Mia, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Md Helal Hossain, city and district level officials including, leaders of the political parties, elite, professionals and people from all strata joined the congregation.
Mawlana Md Saleh, khatib of Town Jame Mosque, conducted the prayer.
However, the other Eid congregations were held at Court Jame Mosque, Lions School and College Eidgah ground and Khalishpur Baitul Falah Eidgah Ground in the city.
Besides, Eid-ul-Azha prayer was held on the premises of Khulna University of Engineering and Technology and Khulna University and all the 31 wards in the city and nine upazilas of the district.
Thousands of Muslims offered special munajat seeking divine blessings and peace of the departed soul and continued peace, progress and prosperity of the country and the Muslim Ummah.
Later, the devotees sacrificed thousands of animals in the name of Almighty Allah.
Meanwhile, the national flag was hoisted during sunrise atop all government, semi-government, autonomous and private buildings. The main roads and islands of the city were decorated with flags and festoons.
A total of 1,046 Eid congregations were held in the city and the district.
Police were deployed for protection, safety and security at all Eid congregations, said DC Md Helal Hossain.
Special and improved diets were also served among the inmates of the different hospitals, jails, Shishu Paribars, orphanages and vagrant welfare centres of the city and the district.
KISHOREGANJ: The largest Eid-ul-Azha jamaat of the country was held at Sholakia Eidgah in the district town on Monday.
Markaj Mosque Imam Moulana Md Hifzur Khan was the imam of the congregation.
Deputy Commissioner (DC) Md Sarwar Murshed Chowdhury, Police Super Md Masrukur Rahman Khaled, Kishoreganj Municipality Mayor Md Parvez Mia, Additional DC (General) Abdullah Al Mashud, and Sadar Upazila Nirbahi Officer Md Abdul Kadir Mia attended the jamaat.
Munajat was offered seeking peace and prosperity of Muslim ummah and Bangladesh. Special prayers were also offered in the name of Bangabandhu, four national leaders and departed souls of freedom fighters.
Local police administration tightened the security measures to maintain peace and order.
PABNA: On Monday morning, streams of people rushed to the nearest Eidgahs, mosques and open places to offer their Eid prayers braving the inclement weather.
Thousands of Muslims at the end of Eid congregations offered special munajat seeking divine blessings and eternal peace of departed souls particularly of their near and dear ones, continued peace, progress, and prosperity of the country as well as greater welfare of the Muslim Ummah.
The main Eid congregation was held on Arifpur Sadar ground in Pabna town.
Improved diets were served to the inmates of different hospitals, jails, Shishu Paribars, orphanages and vagrant welfare centres in all districts on the occasion.
Children including young boys and girls wearing colourful dresses gathered at recreation places.
SIRAJGANJ: The Eid-ul-Azha congregation was held at an aesthetic two-storied Eidgah ground at Barapangashi Village in Ullahpara Upazila of the district.
About 2,700 Muslims of three local villages attended the congregation for the second time.
Mawlana Hafez Mohammad Sarwar Hossain of Betkandi Village in the upazila was the imam of the congregation.
Earlier in 2018, the enthusiastic Muslims of Narasinghapara, Shukalhat and Shuklai villages attended the congregation at the incomplete ground.
Eidgah Field Supervisor Afzal Hossain said once the villagers faced problems in saying their Eid and other prayers due to lack of place. To solve this long-standing problem, local writer and journalist Mostafa Jahangir planned to construct a two-storey Eidgah ground in the area in 2012. The ground was built on 13 decimals of land.
During the monsoon, multiple visitors crowd every day to see this two-storey Eidgah ground. The locals claimed it is also the first floating and aesthetic Eidgah ground in this region.
Usually, this part of Chalan Beel (water body) goes down under water during monsoon. At that time, many people from surrounding areas said their prayers on boats. For the convenience of the villagers, it was necessary to construct this beautiful Eidgahn field here. So, the initiatives were taken to solve the problem.
In 2015, more than nine decimals of land were purchased along the land of the Eidgah ground. Later, the construction of the two-storey Eidgah ground started on 22 decimals of land. In last June, the construction of the Eidgah ground was completed at a cost of about Tk 5.60 lakh.