Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest religious festival of the Muslims, is being celebrated amid feasting, family reunions and boisterous festivities across the country on Monday.
The day’s programs began with offering Eid prayers by millions of Muslims at mosques and eidgahs throughout Bangladesh.
The main Eid jamaat (congregation) of holy Eid-ul-Fitr was held at National Eidgah on the city’s High Court premises at 8:30am.
The Eid congregation was also held at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque in the capital Dhaka.
Two Eid congregations were also held at the Dhaka University playground and south plaza of Jatiya Sangsad.
Besides, Dhaka South City Corporation and Dhaka North City Corporation arranged 361 Eid congregations in 90 wards of the capital.
President Zillur Rahman offered his Eid prayers along with hundreds of people from different walks of life on the National Eidgah.
The chief justice, several ministers, state ministers, judges of the Supreme Court, senior political leaders, diplomats of different Muslim countries and high civil and military officials offered prayers at the main Eid jamaat.
Khatib of Baitul Mukarram National Mosque Prof Moulana Muhammad Salahuddin conducted the Eid prayers.
A special munajat was offered seeking divine blessings for peace and development of the country, welfare of the people and greater unity of the Muslim Ummah.
President Zillur Rahman and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in separate messages have greeted the countrymen and the Muslim ummah on the occasion.
Special diets are served in hospitals, jails, government-owned children and shelter homes, socially handicapped and vagabond welfare centres and shelter homes for the destitute.
Bangladesh Betar and Bangladesh Television as well as private television channels and radio stations are broadcasting special programmes on this occasion.
BBN/SSR/AD-20Aug12-11:05 am (BST)