Saturday, July 2

First phase Bishwa Ijtema begins Friday



The three day-long Bishwa Ijtema, the second largest congregation of Muslims after the Hajj, is set to begin on the bank of the Turag River at Tongi, Gazipur on Friday.

Thousands of Muslim devotees have already reached the venue of the Ijtema, which would end through Akheri Munajat on Sunday.

The second phase will begin on the 15th of January and will end on the 17th. meanwhile, Bangladesh Railway has decided to run 28 special trains for Bishwa Ijtema devotees to Tongi from different parts of the country.

Home minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal visited the Ijtema ground today. He said that Bangladeshis are pious and knowledgeable. Therefore the government has been able to curb militancy in the country.