Eid Jamaat at National Eidgah after 2yrs, pandel work underway
Published: 17:28 21 April 2022
The work of building pandals is underway at the National Eidgah ground in the High Court premises in the capital
After being closed for two years due to the COVID epidemic, the main congregation of Eid-ul-Fitr will be held this year at the National Eidgah ground in the High Court premises in the capital. For this, like every year, the work of building pandals with bamboo and wood has been underway. The construction work of the pandal will be completed within 26 Ramadan, the concerned said.
Inspecting the overall preparations for the National Eidgah, it was seen that the workers are working hard and the work of digging and placing bamboo poles are going on. Some workers were busy tying the bamboo on the top of the pandal and the others were helping another from the bottom to the top to hold a bamboo or rope in their hand. Some were busy digging holes again. In this way, the workers are busy with different types of construction materials.
Md. Mozammel Haque received a tender to build a pandal for the National Eidgah from Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC). He said the decoration work is being done in the same manner as every year. No changes have been made in the work of pandel. Only the gates have been changed. In the past, cloth gates were made. However, this year, the gate of fly board (plywood) will be made. “I hope the construction of the pandal will be completed within 26 Ramadan,” he added.
It is learned that if the weather is favorable, the main congregation of Eid-ul-Fitr at the National Eidgah will be held at 8:30 am. However, if the weather is unfavorable, the main congregation of Eid will be held at 9 am at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque.
Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest religious festival of Muslims, will be celebrated on May 2 or 3, depending on the moon sighting.
Due to the widespread transmission of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, it was not possible to organize Eid Jamaat at the National Eidgah ground for two years. Instead, the main congregation of Eid was held at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque for two years following proper hygiene rules as per government instructions.