DHAKA, June 24, 2017 (BSS) - A total of 410 congregations of holy Eid-ul-Fitr would be held in the capital this year.
Of those, 230 congregations will be held in Dhaka South City Corporation (BSCC) and 180 in Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) areas.
Around 228 Eid congregations will be held in 57 wards under DSCC while 180 in 36 wards under DNCC.
The main Eid congregation will be held at Jatiya Eidgah Maidan, adjacent to the High Court, this year like every year.
Senior Pesh Imam Hafez Maulana Muhammad Mizanur Rahman of Baitul Mukarram National Mosque will conduct the Eid Jamaat at National Eidgah.
Separate arrangements would be made for women at the National Eidgah as around five thousand female devotees may join the congregation. Besides, 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 9:00am in case of inclement weather.
A total of five Eid congregations will be held at Baitul Mukarram national mosque this year.
The 1st congregation will be held at 7:00am, 2nd at 8:00am, 3rd at 9:00am, 4th at 10:00am and the 5th, the last, at 10:45am, said a press release of Islamic Foundation.
Eid Jamaat would be organised at North Plaza of Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban at 8 am. Whips of the National Parliament, cabinet members, parliamentarians, officials and staff would take part in the jamaat.
DNCC public relations officer Uttam Kumar Roy earlier said that the congregations will take place at the corporation's own grounds, open fields, school or madrasha playgrounds or other familiar places.
Stringent security measures will be 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 (DU) campus, including two at DU Central Mosque Masjidul Jamia at 8 am and 9 am.
A congregation would be organised at 8 am at Salimullah Muslim Hall ground adjacent to the main gate while another would be held at Shahidullah Hall lawn at the same time.
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) would organize a congregation at 8 am at its central mosque.
Two congregations would be held at Gulshan Central Mosque and Eidgah ground at 8.00 am and 9.30 am respectively.
Two congregations would be organised at Dhalpur Narikel Bagan mosque at 8 am and 9 am.
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.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)