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Holy Eid-e-Miladunnabi being observed in the country

The holy Eid-e-Miladunnabi is being observed across the country today, marking the day of birth of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) with due religious solemnity.

On this day in 570, 12th of Rabiul Awwal of the Hijri calendar, Muhammad (PBUH) was born in Makkah with divine blessings and messages of peace for mankind. He also passed away on the same day.

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President Mohammed Shahabuddin and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have issued separate messages to the people of the country and Muslims across the world.

The day was a public holiday.

Different government and non-government organisations, including the Islamic Foundation, have chalked out elaborate programmes to mark the day.

Bangladesh Television (BTV) and Bangladesh Radio are broadcasting special programmes highlighting the importance of the day.

Meanwhile, in Chattogram, a "Jashne Julus" organised by the Anjuman-e Rahmaniya Ahmadiyya Sunnia Trust was brought out from Jameya Ahmedia Sunnia Madrasa ground in Sholoshohor area in the morning.

Several thousand devotees joined the rally with flags, banners and festoons.

Special prayers will be held after Zohr today on the occasion.