Call to offer Eid prayers at mosques

Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Published: 23:25, Jul 12,2020


The government has urged the Muslims to offer their prayers in the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha, a major religious festival of the Muslims, at their respective nearby mosques instead of Eidgah or open places to check the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

The call was made at an inter-ministerial virtual meeting ahead of the Eid-ul-Azha at the religious affairs ministry with its secretary Md Nurul Islam in the chair this afternoon, said a press release.

As per decisions taken in the meeting, the country’s main Eid congregation will be held at Baitul Mukkaram National Mosque instead of National Eidgah in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak.

National flag will be hoisted atop all government and non-government buildings and Bangladesh missions abroad while banners inscribed with ‘Eid Mubarak’ will be put at key traffic islands in the capital. Designated government and important military buildings will be illuminated to mark the festival.

All-out measures will be drawn up to keep the atmosphere free from odor due to wastes of sacrificial animals.

Sermons will be delivered at mosques in Jummah prayers khutba before the Eid-ul-Azha to make the devotees aware of it while consciousness raising discussions and advertisement will be disseminated in different mass media.

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