National Eidgah ready with capacity of 35000 people
Published: 09:36 AM, 2 May 2022 Updated: 01:59 PM, 2 May 2022
The main congregation will be held at the National Eidgah tomorrow at 8:30 am; Photo: Collected
Overall preparations have been made for Eid-ul-Fitr prayers at the National Eidgah. The main congregation of Eid will be held here tomorrow at 8:30 am. About 35,000 people will be able to perform prayers at the same time at the National Eidgah.
Piaro Sardar & Sons, a contractor, is preparing the Eidgah ground under the supervision of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC).
According to the DSCC, pandals have been set up across 25,400 square meters of 30,000 square meters of ground. Prayers have been arranged for more than 34,000 ordinary citizens as well as 250 VIP men and 60 VIP women.
Visiting the National Eidgah ground, it was seen that all the preparations for the congregation have already been completed. The work of installing table fans in the prayer queue has been completed. The work of making pandals with bamboo has already been done. Special clothes are being placed in the prayer rows. Besides, tripole has been installed in the pandal so that the worshipers do not face any problems when it rains.
Mozammel Haque from Piaro Sardar & Sons said work on the ground began on April 5. More than 150 workers are working here every day. All preparations are almost over.
DSCC informs that Wudu has been arranged for the worshipers at the National Eidgah. 140 devotees can perform Wudu together. A total of 10 air coolers have been provided. 550 ceiling fans, 150 stand fans, 40 metal lights and 700 tube lights are being installed in the field. There are also mobile toilets, first aid, rainwater drainage, and fire services.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Religion has said that this time the main congregation of Eid will be held at the National Eidgah at 8:30 am. However, in case of hostile weather, the main congregation of Eid will be held at 9 am at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque.
After inspecting the security arrangements on Sunday, Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Moha. Shafiqul Islam said the DMP has ensured “four-tier of security” at the National Eidgah.
Meanwhile, as per the instructions of DMP, the worshipers who come to Eid Jamaat can bring Janamaz and an umbrella. It is forbidden to bring anything with other than these. Worshipers have to enter the Eidgah through the archway gate. If anyone has a bag, it will be searched. The worshipers have been requested to come before the scheduled time for prayers.