Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Holy Eid-e-Miladunnabi, the day of birth and demise of Prophet Hazrat Mohammad (SM), will be observed across the country on Sunday with due religious fervour and solemnity.
On this day, in 570 Anno Domini (AD), the 12th of Rabiul Awal of the Hijri calendar, Muhammad (PBUH) was born in Makkah of Saudi Arabia with divine blessings and messages of peace for human kind.
He also passed away on the same day in 632 AD.
Government organizations and different religious, sociopolitical and cultural organizations have chalked out programs in the capital Dhaka and elsewhere in the country marking the day.
The day is a public holiday. All business, commercial and private organizations will remain closed on the occasion.
Eid-e-Miladunnabi will also be observed at all Bangladesh missions abroad with due religious solemnity.
Bangladesh Television, Bangladesh Betar and private television channels and radio stations will air special programs, while newspapers will publish supplements highlighting the significance of the day.
President Zillur Rahman, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Leader of the Opposition Khaleda Zia in separate messages wished peace and welfare for all including the Muslim Ummah on the occasion.
BBN/SSR/AD-05Feb12-2:23 am (BST)