The holy Eid-e-Miladunnabi, marking the birth and demise of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH), was observed in the country and elsewhere on Wednesday with due reverence and religious fervour.
On this day in 570, the 12th of Rabiul Awal of the Hijri calendar, Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) was born in Makkah of Saudi Arabia with divine blessings and messages of peace for mankind. He also passed away on the same day.
President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina gave separate messages greeting the countrymen and Muslims across the globe coinciding with the occasion and seeking eternal blessing for the people’s welfare alongside peace and harmony in the country and elsewhere in the world.
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.
Various organisations at upazila level held discussions, milad and doa mahfils highlighting the life of the Prophet.
On this occasion of Eid-e-Miladunnabi, special diets were provided to all hospitals, prisons, old homes, government child welfare and different rehabilitation centres. Tight security arrangements were taken across the country to ensure a peaceful celebration of the Eid-e-Miladunnabi.