‘Zakat Fair 2019’ begins today


A week long ‘Zakat Fair 2019’ will begin in the city today with the theme ‘making a difference with zakat’. Planning Minister M A Mannan will inaugurate the fair around 10am at Krishibid Institute, Farmgate, reports BSS. Former adviser to caretaker government Dr A B Mirza Azizul Islam will chair the opening session.
“We have organised the fair with a view to expediting socio-economic development to alleviate poverty,” said fair organising committee member-secretary A M M Nasir Uddin.

He urged all including the affluent section of the society to visit the fair to know about zakat in detail including actual calculation of this system. During the fair, four separate sessions including a question-answer session for women will be organised. Other programmes include a seminar on ‘Role of Zakat and Tax in Reducing Income Inequalities. A roundtable on ‘Importance of Ethics in Economy: The Zakat Issue’ will be held at 3pm on May 4.

Former Chief Election Commissioner Justice Muhammad Abdur Rouf, former minister Lt. Col. Gen. (rtd) M Nuruddin Khan, former advisers to caretaker government Abdul Muyeed Chowdhury, Dr AM Mirza Md Azizul Islam, Dr Hossain Zillur Rahman, vice-chairman of Islami Bank’s consultative forum A K M Nurul Fazar Bulbul will took part in the discussion.

EXIM Bank, Rahimafrooz, Kohinoor Chemical, Mirpur Ceramics, Le Meridien, Rahim Steel, Best Holdings are sponsoring the fair. There will be a consultation desk at the fair venue to give people information about zakat. Stalls will be set up to sell Islamic books. The fair will remain open for public from 10am to 6pm till May 10.