General

Preparations afoot to celebrate EidulFitr in Rajshahi

RAJSHAHI, Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC), district

administration and all other organisations concerned have taken all sorts of

preparations to celebrate the holy EidulFitr in the city with due religious

fervor and enthusiasm.

The main and biggest Eidjamaat in the city will be held at Shah Makhdum

Central Eidgah Maidan at 8 am. But it is decided to be held at Darga Mosque

if there is inclement weather on Eid day.

The second largest congregations will be held at Tikapara Eidgah Maidan at

7 am where another Eidjamaat will be held at 8 am.

Apart from this, the notable Eidjamaats will be held at Rajshahi

University, Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology, Rajshahi Court

Eidgah, Rajshahi Stadium, Shalbagan Eidgah, New Market Jame Mosque, Police

Line Math, Upashahar Eidgah Maidan and Rajarhata Jame Mosque.

Over 150 Eid jamaats are scheduled to be held at the traditional and

temporary venues in the Rajshahi metropolis under the supervision of the

respective Eid jamaat committees.

To make the city's Eid congregations a success, Rajshahi City Corporation

(RCC) is extending necessary cooperation for making arrangements to decorate

about 100 Eidjamaats.

The city corporation will decorate the entire city roads and islands with

national flags and banners inscribed with EidMubarak in Bangla and Arabic.

Rajshahi Metropolitan Police and RAB have taken allout security measures

for peaceful celebration of the Eid.

Marking the celebration, special diets will be served to the inmates of

different hospitals, jails and Government Shishu Sadan.

District administration has distributed over 2,413 tonnes of rice among

1.54 lakh poor and distressed families under Vulnerable Group Feeding (VGF)

programme here to mark the end of Ramadan and celebration of the holy Eidul

Fitr festival.

Under the programme, the rice was distributed among the beneficiary

families in all 72 Union Parishads under nine upazilas and 14 pourasabhas

(municipalities) in the district.

Each of the cardholder got 15kg of rice this time as per the list

prepared earlier under the existing social safety net programme.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)