Reported on: August 31, 2011 19:49 PM
Reported in: National
Dhaka, Aug 11 (UNB) - The holy Eid-ul-Fitr, one of the biggest religious festivals of the Muslims, was celebrated across Bangladesh amid much enthusiasm and religious fervour on Wednesday after month-long fasting.
Wearing colourful pajama, panjabai and cap, the Muslims joined the Eid-ul-Fitr congregations seeking divine blessings for peace and progress of the country as well as the Muslim ummah.
After the Eid prayers, the devotees irrespective of their social status embraced each other and wished `Eid Mubarrak’. They visited relatives and friends and had improved diets.
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 where the congregation was led by Khatib of Baitul Mukarram National Mosque Maulana Mohammad Salahuddin.
The biggest Eid congregation in the country was held at Sholakia Eidgah in Kishoreganj district.
President Zillur Rahman, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Leader of the Opposition Khaleda Zia hosted separate receptions for foreign diplomats stationed in Dhaka as well as dignitaries and cross-section of the people.
The authorities took fool-proof security measures for peaceful holding of the Eid congregations in the capital and elsewhere across the country.
Meanwhile, millions of people left the capital for their native homes to celebrate the Eid with their near and dear ones.
The national flag was hoisted atop government buildings on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.
Main city streets were decorated with miniature flags inscribed with `Eid Mubarak’ in Bengali and Arabic.
The holy Eid-ul-Fitr was also celebrated at the Bangladesh missions abroad. Special diets were served in hospitals, jails, government-run orphanages, homes for the handicapped, vagrant homes and shelter homes for the destitute.
The Children’s Park in the city was open for the underprivileged children on Eid day.
Cultural functions, friendly football matches and Eid gatherings of children were also held across the country.