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Rajshahi’s main Eid jamaat at Shah Makhdum Eidgah

The main jamaat (congregation) of Eid-ul-Fitr is scheduled to be held on Shah Makhdum Central Eidgah Maidan in the city at 8 am tomorrow. But if the inclement weather prevails, the main Eid jamaat will be held at Dargah Mosque at the same time, Islamic Foundation sources said. Political leaders including city mayor, parliament members and divisional and district level high officials are likely to offer their prayers at the main Eid jamaat. The second and the third largest Eid jamaats will be held at Tikapara Eidgah Maidan and at Shaheb Bazar Zero Point at 7.30 am. Apart from this, the notable Eid-jamaats will be held at Rajshahi University, Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology, Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital campus, Rajshahi Court Eidgah, Rajshahi Stadium, Shalbagan Eidgah, New Market Jame Mosque, Police Line Math, Upashahar Eidgah Maidan and Rajarhata Jame Mosque. Over 150 Eid jamaats are scheduled to be held at the traditional and temporary venues in the Rajshahi metropolis under the supervision of the respective Eid jamaat committees. To make the city’s Eid congregations a success, Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) has extended necessary cooperation to decorate 25 Eid congregations’ venues. The city corporation will decorate the entire city roads and islands with national flags and banners inscribed with “Eid-Mubarak” in Bangla and Arabic. Rajshahi Metropolitan Police and RAB have taken all-out security measures for peaceful celebration of the Eid. Marking the celebration, special diets will be served to the inmates of different hospitals, jails and Government Shishu Sadan. The amusement and recreational spots and other tourists’ places will remain open for the Eid celebration. Meanwhile, above 11.84 lakh marginalized and distressed families were brought under Vulnerable Group Feeding (VGF) programme in all eight districts under Rajshahi division this year on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr festival Under the programme, 11,844.46 tonnes of rice were distributed among the beneficiary families in all 565 union parishads under 67 upazilas and 62 pourasabhas (municipalities) in the division. Each of the card-holders received 10 kgs of rice this time as per the list prepared earlier under the existing social safety net programme. District Relief and Rehabilitation Officer (DRRO) in Rajshahi Shalah-Uddin-Al Wadud told BSS that distribution of VGF rice was completed within the stipulated time so that the beneficiary poor and distressed families could celebrate the Eid-ul-Fitr in festive mood.

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