One of the largest Eid congregations in Bangladesh was held at historic Gor-e-Shahid Maidan (Sena Kalyan Math) in Dinajpur on Wednesday. The other largest Eid jamaat was held at Sholakia Eidgah in Kishoreganj. About six lakh people joined Eid jamaat at Gor-e-Shahid Maidan, while the number of devotees was 500,000 in Sholakia. Maulana Shamsul Al-Kasemi led the Eid prayers at the historic Gor-e-Shahid Maidan.
Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Dinajpur Mahmudul Alam claimed that about 600,000 devotees took part in the largest Eid-ul-Fitr jamaat. The Muslim devotees from Thakurgaon, Panchagarh, Nilphamari and Gaibandha districts of neighboring areas participated in the Eid jamaat.
DC Mahmudul Alam and Superintendent of Police (SP) Syed Abu Sayem expressed gratitude. Is was the 5th Eid-ul-Fitr congregation at Gor-e-Shahid Maidan which was held at 8:45am. Iqbalur Rahim MP said that the Eid jamaat was held smoothly as the weather was good and there was no rain unlike other parts of the country. Justice M Enayetur Rahim, Iqbalur Rahim, Dinajpur Zilla Parishad chairman Azizul Imam Chowdhury, DC Mahmudul Alam and SP Syed Abu Sayem, among others, took part in the biggest Eid jamaat. Speaking on the occasion, Iqbalur Rahim, an organiser, thanked the devotees for their participation in the congregation and expressed gratitude to prime minister Sheikh Hasina for her cooperation to establish the Gor-e-Shahid Baro Maidan in the district.