Country's largest Eid congregation held at historic Gor-e-Shahid Maidan
Own Correspondent, Dhaka, May 4: Eid-ul-Fitr prayers have been held at the historic Gor-e-Shahid Bara Maidan in Dinajpur. Due to the widespread campaign, people spontaneously gathered here in groups to perform Eid prayers.
About six lakh worshipers took part in the congregation, which was held at 9 am on Tuesday (May 3). Imam of Jamaat Jama Masjid Shamsul Haque Kasemi led the congregation.
Eid prayers had not been held here for the last two years due to coronavirus. This year, as the Covid situation is under control, the worshipers flock to perform prayers at this historic ground. Apart from Sadar Upazila, devotees from different upazilas of the district and surrounding districts rushed to take part in this historic Eid Jamaat.
Incidentally, there is no other Eidgah ground in the subcontinent where so many people perform prayers together. Its construction work started in 2015. The Eidgah was built following Mughal architecture. The height of the arch is 55 feet. The 52-domed Eidgah has two minarets, each 60 feet high. The two middle gates are 47 feet wide. It has 32 arches. The Eidgah has been constructed under the plan of Iqbalur Rahim, Whip of Jatiya Sangsad and Member of Parliament for Dinajpur-3 constituency. The construction of the main part of the Eidgah Minar cost Tk 3 crore 80 lakh. Fifty-two domes have been placed at a height of 20 feet. The height of the two gates is 30 feet.
The Eidgah Minar covers about half of the western part of the country's largest historic Gor-e-Shahid Maidan. Each dome has electrical connections to present it as a sight to behold. The light in the minaret has been shining since evening. Besides, thirty-two 516-foot-long arches have been constructed.
Before the Eid prayers, Dinajpur Municipality Mayor Syed Jahangir Alam, Superintendent of Police Md. Anwar Hossain, Deputy Commissioner Khaled Mohammad Zaki, Justice Enayetur Rahim of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court and local MP Whip Iqbalur Rahim addressed the gathering.