The holy Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest religious festival of the Muslims, is being celebrated today across the country with due fervour and solemnity.
President President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina greeted the countrymen as well as the Muslims across the world on occasion of the holy Eid-ul-Fitr.
The programme of the greatest annual religious festival of the Muslim Ummah began with offering of the Eid prayers at mosques and Eidgahs throughout the country.
The country's main Eid jamaat (congregation) in the capital was held at the National Eidgah on
Bangladesh Supreme Court premises at 8:30 am. President Abdul Hamid offered Eid-ul-Fitr prayers along with hundreds of people from all walks of life at the National Eidgah.
Cabinet members, judges of the Supreme Court, members of parliament, senior political leaders and high civil and military officials also offered prayers at the main Eid congregation.
Five Eid congregations have been arranged at the Baitul Muqarram National Mosque at 7:00am, 8:00am, 9:00am, 10:00am and 10:45am.
The biggest Eid congregation of the country at Sholakia Eidgah Maidan in Kishoreganj is scheduled for 10:00 this morning.
Bangladesh Railway is operating Solakia special trains on Bhoirab-Kishoreganj-Bhoirab and Mymensingh-Kishoreganj-Mymensingh routes on the day for carrying passengers to and from the Sholakia Eidgah Maidan.
Law enforcement agencies, including Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and police have taken tight security measures to ensure security in and around the main Eid congregation.
Divisional, district and upazila administrations and local government bodies have taken preparations in their respective areas to observe the Eid-ul-Fitr.
City corporations have kept open the children parks, allowing free entry of all visitors on the occasion of Eid. Eid-ul-Fitr is also being observed in Bangladesh missions abroad too in a befitting manner.
The government has chalked out elaborate programmes to celebrate the holy Eid-ul-Fitr with due respect and religious fervour.
The national flag has been hoisted at government, autonomous and non-government offices and other important establishments.
Important traffic islands and light posts in Dhaka city have also been decorated with miniature national flags and flags inscribed with "Eid Mubarak".
Besides, designated government offices and other establishments have been illuminated on the night following the day of Eid-ul-Fitr.
Bangladesh Television, Bangladesh Betar and private television channels have arranged special programmes while newspapers already published supplements on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.
Improved diets are being served to hospitals, jails and orphanages. The government already declared a three-day public holiday began on Tuesday.
The Eid vacation this year, however, extended to a nine-day holiday with weekends and an additional holiday on July 4.