President M Abdul Hamid on Monday offered Eid-ul-Fitr prayers along with his family members and some senior officials at Bangabhaban Durbar Hall.
Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, the traditional Eid prayers with the spontaneous participation of people from all walks of life in capital’s National Eidgah Maidan was cancelled earlier.
Mohammad Joynal Abedin, president’s press secretary, confirmed the matter to the agency.
The Eid congregation was held at 9:30am. Mufti maulana Saiful Kabir, pesh imam of Bangabhaban Jame Mosque, conducted the Eid prayers.
A special munajat was offered seeking divine blessings for peace and progress of Bangladesh and welfare of the people as well as the Muslim Ummah.
Special doa was also offered seeking eternal peace of the departed souls of those who died of COVID-19 and also wishing for the early recovery of the novel coronavirus infected patients throughout the country as well as across the world.
Doa was also offered seeking eternal peace of the departed souls of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the founding president of Bangladesh, and other martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the sake of the county and its people in different democratic movements, particularly during the Liberation War in 1971.
After the prayers, president Hamid spent his time with his family members at the presidential palace.
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