RANGPUR, Aug 22, 2018 (BSS) – The holy Eid-ul-Azha, the second largest religious festival of the Muslims, is being celebrated with due religious fervour and solemnity and sacrificing animals here today as elsewhere in the country.
The authorities concerned, including Rangpur City Corporation (RpCC) and law enforcement agencies, have taken steps and deployed adequate members of police, Ansar-VDP, RAB and volunteers to ensure a peaceful celebration of the festivity.
The national flag has been hoisted atop all government and private buildings and mosques, Eidgahs, streets and major buildings are decorated with colourful miniature flags and banners inscribed with Eid Mubarak both in Bangla and Arabic.
Police officials said the Muslims participated in the Eid-ul-Azha congregations at 776 Eidgahs, mosques, grounds and open places in all eight upazilas, three municipalities and Rangpur city in the district.
The main Eid-ul-Azha congregation was held at the Central Collectorate Eidgah in th divisional city at 8:30 am amid pleasant weather condition.
Former President, Special Envoy to the Prime Minister and Jatiya Party Chairman Alhaj Hussein Muhammad Ershad participated in the main Eid congregation and delivered speech welcoming the people of Rangpur and the country as a whole on Eid-ul-Azha.
Mayor of Rangpur Mostafizar Rahman Mostafa, Divisional Commissioner Kazi Hasan Ahmed, Deputy Commissioner Enamul Habib, acting president of district Awami League (AL) Mamtaz Uddin Ahmed, politicians, professionals and elite participated in the main Eid congregation.
Police Super Mizanur Rahman with high police officials offered Eid prayers at 8am on Police Line School and College ground in the city.
State Minister for LGRD Mashiur Rahman Ranga offered Eid prayers at the biggest Eid congregation of the district on Habu Eidgah Maidan under Gangachara upazila.
The other major Eid congregations were held at Kamal Kachhna Baro Jam-e-Mosque, Munshipara Eidgah, Medical College Ground, Bahar Kachhna Eidgah, RCCI School and College ground and Carmichael College ground in the city.
Bigger Eid-ul-Azha congregations were held at Keramotia Jam-e-Mosque, Jummapara Korimiya Nurul Ulum Madrasa Ground, Nasirabad Ekramia Jam-e-Mosque, Mulatol Madrasa, Shalbon Mistripara Ground, Central Bus Terminal Jam-e Mosque, Satmatha Jam-e Mosque, Mahiganj College ground and many other places.
Outside the city, bigger Eid jamaats were held at Badarganj Central Eidgah, Pirgachha Karbala Eidgah, Pirgachha JN High School, Kawnia Central Eidgah, Mithapukur Central Eidgah, Taraganj Chowpathi Eidgah, Pirganj Central Eidgah and Alambiditor Paikan Baro Jam-e-Mosque.
Besides, hundreds Eid-ul-Azha jamaats were held on the Eidgahs, mosques and grounds in the rural areas in all eight upazilas of Rangpur between 8:30am and 10.30am.
The Muslims offered special munajats seeking divine blessings and eternal peace of the departed souls of their dear and near ones and continued peace, progress and prosperity of the country, its people and the Muslim Ummah as a whole.