The holy Eid-e-Miladunnabi, the birth and demise of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (pbuh), will be observed in the country today with due religious solemnity.
On this day in 570, the 12th of Rabiul Awal of the Hijri calendar, Muhammad (pbuh) was born in Makkah of Saudi Arabia with divine blessings and messages of peace for mankind. He also passed away on the same day.
The day is a public holiday in Bangladesh.
Various Islamic and socio-cultural organisations and political parties have chalked out elaborate programmes, including milad mahfil, discussion and Qurankhwani, to mark the day.
Islamic Foundation will hold various programmes, including a milad mahfil, on the occasion.
A milad mahfil will be arranged at the Bangabhaban after Asr prayers today.
Bangladesh Betar, Bangladesh Television and other satellite TV channels and radio stations will air special programmes highlighting the significance of the day.
President Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia have issued separate messages greeting the country's people and the Muslim Ummah across the world on the occasion.