The holy Eid-e-Miladunnabi, marking the birth and demise of the Prophet Hazrat Muhammad(SM, was observed in the port city as elsewhere in the country today with due religious fervour and solemnity.
On the occasion, a colourful rally 'Jasne Julush' was brought out from city's Sholosohor Alamgir Khankha sharif at about 8.30 am. The rally was led by Allama Taher Shah and his two sons Kashem Shah and Hamed Shah from Pakistan.
Thousands from all over the country arrived in the port city early Wednesday to take part in the Jasne Julush arranged by Anjuman-e-Rahmania Ahmadia Sunnia Trust.
After parading through the main roads of the city the rally ended at the Jamia Ahmadia Sunnia Madrasa ground at about 1.30 pm.
Later, they offered a special prayer seeking divine blessings of Almighty Allah for peace, progress and prosperity of the country and welfare of the Muslim Ummah following a discussion.
The participants onboard decorated trucks, cars, vans and other vehicles were carrying colourful banners, festoons and green flags inscribed with verses of the holy Quran and poetic versions praising the Prophet (SM).
The city's Chawkbazar, Andarkilla, New Market, Tigerpass, WASA and GEC
intersections, Soloshahar, Nasirabad and Muradpur areas experienced a
prolonged traffic congestions for at least four hours from 8.40 am as the procession took unusual time to pass the busy spots.
Important road corners and road islands of the city were decorated with big size arches, colourful festoons and banners inscribed with Kalema Tayyeba and verses of the holy Quran and Hadith.
Local chapter of Islamic Foundation Bangladesh, Darbar-e-Ishapuri in
Fatikchhari, Maijbhandari Gousia Haq Committee, Islamic Front Bangladesh Chittagong city unit, Darul Arkam Academy, Baitush Sharaf Complex, Uttar Kattali Amanat Ullah Shah Para Eid-e-Miladunnabi Udjapon Parishad organized separate Doa and Zikir Mahfils, discussions to observe the day.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)