The holy Eid-e-Miladunnabi, marking the birth and death anniversary of Prophet Hazrat Mohammad (pbuh), will be celebrated across the country today with due religious solemnity.
On this day, 12th of Rabiul Awal of the Hijri calendar, Mohammad (SM) was born in Mecca with divine blessings and messages of peace for mankind.
He also passed away the same day.
The government as well as religious and socio-cultural organisations will arrange various programmes, including discussions, highlighting the significance of the day.
President Zillur Rahman, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Leader of the Opposition Khaleda Zia issued separate messages on the occasion.
In his message, Zillur Rahman said the overall welfare and emancipation of the mankind lie in following the ideals of the Prophet.
Hasina, in her message, said proper practice of Prophet's universal teachings can bring peace and progress in this conflict-ridden world.
Bangladesh Betar, Bangladesh Television and private television channels will air special programmes while newspapers will publish special articles marking the significance of Miladunnabi.
The day is a public holiday.