Sholakia hosts yet another largest Eid jamaat
Several lakh Muslims attended the Eid-ul-Azha jamaat at the Sholakia Eidgah in Kishoreganj at 9:00am this morning.
People from far and wide came to the Eidgah in the morning to participate in the Eid prayers. Two trains from Mymensingh and Bhairab reached Kishoreganj in the morning with the devotees. The Eidgah was packed with people before 9:00am.
Maulana Farid Uddin Masud led the Eid jamaat. This year, Sholakia Eidgah Maidan hosted its 196th jamaat.
According to tradition, before starting the jamaat, a gun salute was conducted. After the sermon, prayers were held seeking the wellbeing of the Muslim ummah, including in Bangladesh.
The railway authorities also arranged two special trains, named Sholakia Express-1 and Sholakia Express-2, for the movement of devotees from far and wide.
As part of the strict security measures, carrying anything except prayer caps, masks and prayer mats was prohibited.
A large number of volunteers and a few medical teams were on duty on the field to assist the devotees.
There were also CCTV cameras and watchtowers at the entrances, including on the field.
Every year, Sholakia Eidgha Maidan turns into a sea of people. People offer prayers and seek blessings from Allah for peace and happiness.