35,000 devotees can offer prayers at Jatiya Eidgah

A total of 35,000 devotees (male and female) can offer prayers at the main Eid-jamaat (congregation) to be held at Jatiya Eidgah adjacent to High Court here around 8.30 am.

The date of Eid-ul-Fitr is yet to be fixed as it will be celebrated subject to the appearance of the moon.

According to the information given by the City Corporation, a total 35,000 devotees both male and female can offer prayers in 121 rows at the National Eidgah, having 25,400 square meters area.

Separate prayer arrangements have also been made for women there.

While talking to journalists, Mayor of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh today said: “DSCC is fully prepared to welcome the President, cabinet members, diplomats and other important persons and the people of Dhaka to the main Eid congregation at the National Eidgah Maidan.”

He visited the facility to see preparation of Eid-jamaat on the National Eidgah Maidan.

Inviting everyone to offer prayers at the National Eidgah, he said there will be separate arrangement for women to perform prayers.

A separate gate has also been arranged for the exit in the maidan to avoid rush of worshipers, he said, adding that special measures have also been taken to prevent water, caused by rain or storm.

Arrangement of safe drinking water has been made so that no one suffers amid the ongoing heat-wave sweeping the country, he said, adding that the authority concerned has kept adequate fans and medical support to tackle emergency situation.

“Law enforcers including the Special Security Force (SSF) have arranged tight security measures in Eidgah as President will offer Eid prayers in Jamaat,” he added.

The mayor urged the devotees not to bring any kind of lighter, diya sholai or any kind of inflammable material in and around the Eidgah maidan.

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