Sholakia to host country’s largest Eid congregation at 9am
The largest Eid congregation of the country will be held at Sholakia Eidgah Maidan in Kishoreganj district at 9:00am on the day of Eid-ul-Azha.
Three-tier security measures have been taken in and around the Eidgah to ensure foolproof security, said Deputy Commissioner of Kishoreganj Mohammad Abul Kalam Azad today after inspecting the maidan.
Maulana Farid Uddin Masud will lead the main Eid congregation at 9:00am, he added.
People will not be allowed to carry mobile phone sets and umbrellas on security grounds.
Law enforcers along with plainclothes police will be deployed. Apart from CCTV cameras, four watchtowers will be set up to keep an eye on the ground.
Six ambulances and 2 fire-fighting units will remain standby round-the-clock for any emergency.
Besides, two special trains named Sholakia Express-1 and Sholakia Express-2 will run on Bhairab-Kishoreganj and Mymensingh-Kishoreganj routes to ensure the safe participation of people at the largest Eid jamaat in the country.
Sholakia Express- 1 will leave Bhairab at 6:00am and reach Kishoreganj at 8:00am while Sholakia Express-2 will leave Mymensingh at 6:30am and reach Kishoreganj at 8:30am.
The Eidgah is situated on the northern bank of the Norsunda river. Mannan Dad Khan, former Dewan of Haibatnagar in Kishoreganj, donated 4.35 acres of land through Waqf deeds in 1950 and now the Eidgah has an area of seven acres.
The waqf document mentions that Eid Jamaat was held at Sholakia Eidgah Maidan some 200 years ago.
Every year, Sholakia Eidgha Maidan turns into a sea of people. People offer prayers and seek blessings from Allah for peace and happiness.