President offers prayers at Nat’l Eidgah
August 31, 2011
President Zillur Rahman offered his Eid-ul-Fitr prayers along with hundreds of people from all walks of life on the National Eidgah in the city on Wednesday.
Chief Justice Md Mozzammel Hossain, ministers including Information Minister Abul Kalam Azad, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid, advisers to the prime minister, state ministers, Dhaka City Mayor Sadeque Hossain Khoka, judges of the Supreme Court, senior political leaders, diplomats of different Muslim countries and high civil and military officials also offered prayers at the main Eid jamaat in the capital.
Khatib of Baitul Mukarram National Mosque Prof Moulana Muhammad Salahuddin conducted the Eid prayers at 8:30am.
A special munajat was offered seeking divine blessings for peace and development of the country, welfare of the people and greater unity of the Muslim Ummah.
President Zillur Rahman exchanged Eid greetings with the musallis after the prayers.
The Eid Jamaat was held under the auspices of Dhaka City Corporation (DCC).
Special arrangements were also made for women and foreign diplomats to offer their Eid prayers at the National Eidgah.
The DCC arranged drinking water and mobile toilets for the devotees at the venue.
Different law enforcement agencies, including Dhaka Metropolitan Police and the elite force Rab, provided a foolproof security to the areas around the Eidgah Maidan.
Courtesy of BSS/The Daily Star