RAJSHAHI, The main jamaat (congregation) of Eidul
Fitr in the city is scheduled to be held on Shah Makhdum Central Eidgah
Maidan at 8 am on Eid day.
Islamic Foundation sources said the main Eid jamaat will be held at Darga
Mosque at the same time in case of inclement weather on the day.
Political leaders including city mayor, parliament members and divisional
and district level high officials are likely to offer their prayers at the
main Eid jamaat.
The second largest two Eidcongregations will be held at Tikapara Eidgah
Maidan at 7 am and 8 am respectively.
Apart from this, the notable Eidjamaats will be held at Shaheb Bazar Zero
Point, 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
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 25 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
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)