Reported on: September 10, 2010 19:25 PM
Reported in: National
Dhaka, Sept 11 (UNB) - The holy Eid-ul-Fitr, one of the two biggest religious festivals of the Muslims, was celebrated across Bangladesh today (Saturday) after a month-long fasting (Siam).
Muslims joined the Eid-ul-Fitr congregations seeking divine blessings for peace, progress and prosperity of the country and the nation as well as the Muslim ummah.
In capital Dhaka, the main Eid congregation was held at the National Eidgah at 8:30am. President Zillur Rahman offered his Eid prayer at the National Eidagh.
Five Eid congregations werel also held at the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque - at 7:30am, 8:30am, 9:30am, 10:30am and 11:15am.
The biggest Eid congregation of the country was held at Sholakia Eidgah in Kishoreganj district.
The authorities have taken fool-proof security measures for peaceful holding of the Eid congregations across the country.
Meanwhile, millions of people have already left the capital for their homes to celebrate the Eid with their loved ones.
The national flag was hoisted atop government and non-government offices on the occasion. Main city streets were decorated with miniature flags inscribed with “Eid Mubarak” in Bengali and Arabic.
The holy Eid-ul-Fitr wasl also celebrated at the Bangladesh missions abroad.
Special diets were served in hospitals, jails, government-run orphanages, homes for the socially handicapped and vagabonds and shelter homes for the destitute.
The Children Park in the city was open for the underprivileged children on Eid day. Cultural functions, friendly football matches and Eid gatherings of children were held across the country.
State-owned Bangladesh Betar and Bangladesh Television as well as private television channels and radio stations broadcast special programmes on the occasion.