DHAKA, Dec 02, 2017 (BSS) – The country is celebrating the holy Eid-e-Miladunnabi today, marking the anniversary of the emergence of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) amid massive religious festivity and fervor.
The day is a public holiday.
Bangladesh Betar, Bangladesh Television and private TV channels are airing special programmes while newspapers published special articles highlighting the significance of the day.
Like previous years, different social, cultural, religious, spiritual and political organisations and different state-run organisations including the Islamic Foundation (IF) have chalked out elaborate programmes to mark the day.
A milad mahfil will be held at the Bangabhaban at 1.30 pm today to be joined by government officials, religious scholars and distinguished citizens.
President Md Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate statements greeting the countrymen and the Muslims across the globe on the occasion and seeking eternal blessings for the people’s welfare alongside peace and harmony in the country and elsewhere in the globe.
Besides, opposition leader in parliament Begum Raushan Ershad, in a message, also greeted the countrymen on the occasion.
Religious Affairs Minister Principal Matiur Rahman yesterday inaugurated a 15-day long programme coinciding with the Eid-e-Miladunnabi at the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque under the auspices of Islamic Foundation.
The fortnight programme includes delivery of religious sermons, seminars, exhibition of Islamic calligraphy and posters based on life of the Prophet, book fair, Islamic cultural competition and recitation of poetries on him.
The Institute of Hazrat Mohammad (SAW), a research think tank working with persons with disability, is organizing an essay competition at a city hotel today to showcase the talents of the visually impaired students.
Different spiritual centres including Ashekane Maizbhandaria Association and Rejbhiya Darbar Sharif chalked up various programmes to celebrate the day.
Tight security arrangements were made across the country to ensure a peaceful celebration of the Eid-e-Miladunnabi.