All preparations have been completed for celebrating the second largest religious festival of the Muslim’s Eid-ul-Azha and holding congregations at over 3,480 Eidgahs in the port city and its adjacent district amid tight security measures, reports BSS.
Around 260 Eid congregations are scheduled to be held this year at the traditional and temporary venues in the city under the supervision of Chattogram Central Eid Jamaat Committee (CCEJC) and the Chattogram City Corporation (CCC) on the holy occasion of Eid-Ul-Azha. Local administration, CCC and CCEJC sources said all preparations to construct and decoration of Eid venues has already been completed in the city under the auspices of Chattogram District Administration, Metropolitan and District Police, Upazila Administrations and other religious organisations for peaceful celebration of the festival with due solemnity and religious fervour.
CCEJC has finalized to hold a total of 96 Eid congregations at different venues in the city between 8 am to 8.30 am. The main Eid congregation of CCEJC will be held at MA Aziz stadium at 8 am where Principal of the Baitus Sharaf Madrasha Moulana Saiyed Abu Noman will conduct the prayer. The other main Eid Jamaats will be held at different venues including Andarkillah Shahi Jame Mosque, Laldighi Maidan, Parade ground, Pologround Maidan, Shah Amanat Shah (R) Dargah Maidan, Port Colony Jam-e-Mosque, Metropolitan Police line Maidan, Agrabad Jamboree field, Baizeed Bostami (R) Dargah maidan at the same time.
On the other hand, CCC will also arrange a total of 164 Eid congregations on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha at its 41 Wards under the supervision of the concerned ward Councilors. The decision was taken in a co-ordination meeting recently held at CCC auditorium. However, the two grand Eid Jammats under the auspices of CCC will be held at Jamiatul Falah Complex Mosque at 7.45 am and 8:45 am respectively where the first Jamaat will be conducted by Khatib Moahmmad Ahamedul Hoque and the second one will be led by Mowlana Chalekur Rahman.
District administration sources said the national flag will be hoisted atop all government and private buildings, special munajats will be offered at all Eid-ul-Azha congregations and improved diets will be served among inmates of the hospitals, orphanages, jail and Shishu Paribars on the Eid day. Upazila administration and district administration sources said preparations have been completed to hold a total of 3,088 Eid congregations at different venues of the 15 upazilas in the district by the respective Eid management committees.
According to the decision, all 3,088 Eid congregations will be held from 7.45 am to 8.30 am, the sources added. Thousands of Muslim devotees will take part in the Eid-ul-Azha congregations and offer special prayers seeking divine blessings for continued peace, progress and prosperity of the country, its people and whole Muslim Ummah.