Holy Eid-e-Miladunnabi tomorrow

The country is set to celebrate the holy Eid-e-Miladunnabi tomorrow, 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 issued separate statements greeting the countrymen and the 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, opposition leader 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 the Islamic Foundation (IF) have chalked out elaborate programmes to mark the day.

President Hamid is set 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.

Jatiya Press Club (JPC) also organised a discussion and milad-mahfil on the life of the great Prophet (PBUH) after the Asr prayers today as part of the tomorrow's programme.

Authorities meanwhile have ordered to strengthen ensure stringent

nationwide security vigil to avert any untoward incident.

"Tight security arrangements were made across the country to ensure a

peaceful celebration of the Eid-e-Miladunnabi," said an official of the home ministry today.

He said policemen and personnel of other security agencies in plainclothes were asked to carryout foot patrolling keeping their eyes wide open against any attempt to upset the celebrations.

Police said they would enforce a special security vigil across the country with deployment of extra forces and makeshift installation of Closed Circuit Televisions (CCTVs) and metal detectors at the celebration venues.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)