The country is celebrating today the holy Eid-e-Miladunnabi, marking the anniversary of the emergence of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) amid massive religious festivity and fervor.
President Md Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina gave separate messages greeting the countrymen and Muslims across the globe coinciding with the occasion and seeking eternal blessing for the people\'s welfare alongside peace and harmony in the country and elsewhere in the globe.
Besides, leader of the opposition in parliament Begum Raushan Ershad and BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia in separate messages also greeted the countrymen on the occasion.
The day is being observed with state sponsorship with government declaring \'it\'s a national holiday\'.
Like previous years, different social, cultural, religious, spiritual and political organisations and different state-run organisations, including Islamic Foundation (IF) have chalked out elaborate programmes marking the day.
President Hamid will host a milad mahfil at the Bangabhaban to be joined by government leaders, religious scholars and distinguished citizens in the afternoon.
Religious Affairs Minister Principal Matiur Rahman today inaugurated a 15-day programme coinciding with the Eid-e-Miladunnabi at the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque under the auspices of Islamic Foundation.
The fortnight programmes include delivery of religious sermons, seminars, exhibition of Islamic calligraphy and posters based on life of the Prophet, book fair, Islamic cultural competition and recitation of poetries on him.
Awami League\'s Dhaka city unit will organise milad and doa mahfil at the Bangabandhu avenue office in the afternoon.
Different spiritual centres chalked up programmes to celebrate the day with one being the Ashekane Maizbhandaria, an organisational structure of the age-old Sufi hub Maizbhandar Darbar, will also organise discussion at Shahjahnpur Railway Maidan in the city.
Meanwhile, law enforcing authorities have strengthened nationwide security measures to avert any untoward incident.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)