CHATTOGRAM, June 16, 2018 (BSS) – The holy Eid-ul-Fitr, the largest religious
festival of the Muslims celebrated today in the Port city as elsewhere in the
district with due religious fervor and gaiety despite rains.
Eid prayers held in mosques and other outdoor locations across the port
city and its adjacent districts.
Back from prayers amid rains, people visit friends, relatives, neighbors
and specially the eldest members of the families.
A total of 259 Eid congregations including three big ones at M A Aziz
Stadium and Jamiatul Falah Mosque (2 successively at the same venue with half
an hour interval) were held in the port city under the auspices of Chattogram
Central Eid Jamaat Committee (CCEJC) and Chattogram City Corporation (CCC)
A large number of devotees participated in the gatherings and prayed for
divine blessing for the peace, prosperity and stability of the country as
well as Muslim Ummah.
Chattogram metropolitan and district police sources said Eid-ul-Fitr Jamaats
in the city and district were held in festivity but people suffered rain.
The authority had taken adequate security measures by deploying RAB, Police
and Ansars at various strategic points in the city to keep vigil on law and
order situation during before and after Eid.
Muslim males – octogenarian to juvenile, affluent to downtrodden attired with
fine dresses gathered at nearest Mosques and selected open spaces in the
morning and offered their Eid prayers.
Soon after the offering prayers, people exchanged greetings and embraced each
other’s in the spirit of brotherhood, love and equality.
Of the biggest three, one Eid congregation was held at M.A. Aziz Stadium
at 8.30 a.m organized by CCEJC and two others were held successively at
Jamiatul Falah Mosque at 8 a.m and 8.30 a.m under the auspices of CCC.
Other major Eid Congregation were held at Andarkilla Shahi Jame Mosque,
Laldhighi Maidan, Parade Maidan, Masjeed-e-Baitus Sharf at Kadamtali,
Pologround Railway Public high school Maidan, Shah Amanat Shah (Rh)Dargah
Maidan, Metropolitan Police line Maidan, Agrabad Jamboree field, Baizeed
Bostami (Rh) Dargah Mosque, in between 8 a.m to 8.30 a.m.
Minister for Expatriates welfare Nurul Islam, BSC, City Mayor A Z M Nasir
uddin, acting President of Chittagong city Awami League Mahtab Uddin
Chowdhury, former Ministers Abdullah Al Noman, Mir Mohammad Nasir Uddin and
Jafrul Islam Chowdhury, Awami League (AL) central organizing secretary
Barrister Chowdhury Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury Nowfel, AL leader Moslem Uddin
Ahmed,BNP city unite President Dr Shahdat Hossain,Jatiya Party city President
Solyman Alam Shet and Jatiya Party leader Mahmudul Islam Chowdhury were among
others elites and politicians in Chittagong offered Eidul Fitr Namaj at
Jamiatul Falah Mosque.
On this occasion, concerned authorities have also served improved diets
among the inmates of hospitals, jails, orphanages, and also in youth and
juveniles centers run by the Social Welfare departments.
According to reports reaching here from fourteen upazilas of the
district that people in the rural areas are also celebrating their Eid
festival with huge zeal and enthusiasm.
Officials of the district administration here quoting local
administrations sources said that hundreds of Eid congregations were held
peacefully at Mosques and selected open spaces in every Paras, Mahallas in
the rural areas.