RANGPUR – People are ready to celebrate the Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest religious festival of the Muslims, with due religious fervor on the Eid day in the city and across the district.
Officials in the district administration and Islamic Foundation said the main Eid-ul-Fitr congregation will be held at Rangpur Collectorate Eidgah Maidan in the city at 8:30 am.
Khatib of historical Keramotia Jam-e-Mosque Alhaj Hafiz Kwari Moulana Md. Bayezid Hussaine will conduct the main Eid-ul-Fitr congregation, deliver Khutba and conduct special munajats.
Mayor of Rangpur, officials of the divisional and district level civil and police administrations, heroic freedom fighters, public representatives, political leaders, civil society members and professionals are expected to participate in the main congregation.
Rangpur City Corporation with the district and Rangpur Metropolitan Police administrations has completed preparations to hold Eid-ul-Fitr congregations amid tight security measures in the city.
Around 1,200 Eid-ul-Fitr congregations, including 75 in Rangpur metropolis, will be arranged at Eidgahs, mosques and open grounds in the city, all eight upazilas and three municipalities in the district.
The national flag will be hoisted atop all government and private buildings, improved diets be served among inmates of the hospitals, orphanages, jail, vagabond centres and Shishu Paribars.
Besides, the main streets, major buildings and mosques have been illuminated and colorfully decorated marking the holy Eid-ul-Fitr festivity giving a festive look all-around in the city.
In Rangpur city, major Eid-ul-Fitr congregations will be held at Keramotia Jam-e-Mosque, Rangpur Court Jam-e-Mosque, Munshipara Eidgah, Keramotia Jam-e-Mosque, Nasirabad Ekramia Jam-e-Mosque, Nachnia Jam-e- Mosque, Kamal Kachna Jam-e-Mosque, Rangpur Medical College Central Jam-e-Mosque, Sadar Hospital Jam-e-Mosque, Burirhat Central Eidgah, Alamnagar Waqf Mosque, Satmatha Jam-e- Mosque and Dhap Mohammadpur Jam-e-Mosque, Central Bus Terminal Jam-e Mosque and other Eidgahs and mosques between 8:30 am and 9:30 am.
Outside the city, bigger Eid jamats will be held at Mithapukur Central Eidgah, Badarganj Chandamari Keramotia Eidgah, Pirgachha JN High School ground, Kawnia Central Eidgah, Taraganj Chowpathi Eidgah, Pirganj Central Eidgah and Paikan Baro Jumma Mosque ground in Gangachara upazila between 8:30 am and 10 am.
Thousands of Muslim devotees will offer special munajats in the congregations seeking divine blessings for continued peace, progress and prosperity of the country, its people, Muslim Ummah and humanity as a whole.