DHAKA: Public Works Department and Dhaka City Corporation under joint efforts completed arrangement of the National Eidgah for smooth holding of Eid congregation.
The biggest religious festival of the Muslims, Eid-ul-Fitr, is expected to be celebrated in Bangladesh just after one day, if the Shawal moon is sighted on Saturday.
The main Eid jamaat (congregation) of the holy Eid-ul-Fitr will be held at the National Eidgah on the Supreme Court premises in the city, with national leaders in the forefront.
Some 125,000 Muslims will offer Eid prayers at the national congregation. President Zillur Rahman, Speaker Advocate Abdul Hamid, Cabinet Members, MPs, the Chief Justice and Justices of the Supreme Court, political leaders, diplomats from different countries in Bangladesh and high officials of the government would line up beside the commoners at the National Eidgah.
Dhaka Metropolitan Police has already been given the responsibility of maintaining security of the Eidgah, sources said.
The cops started installing close-circuit camera at different points of the Eidgah.
While monitoring the security system of them Eidgah, RAB DG Mokhlesur Rahman said, “Adequate number of RAB members will be deployed in the Eidgah area in order to ensure the security of the devotees. Meanwhile, seven dog squads will be also on guard.”
He said, “A total of 5,000 RAB members have been deployed across the country to ensure people’s safety during Eid. Of them, some 2,000 were deployed in the capital.”
Besides, Dhaka WASA would supply sufficient water for ablution (odu) of the devotees.
BDST: 2152 HRS, AUG 17, 2012
Edited by: Maria Salam, Asst Output Editor
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