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Eid-e-Miladunnabi being observed
Eid-e-Miladunnabi, marking the birth and demise of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (peach be upon him) is being observed in the country on Wednesday with due religious solemnity.
On this day in 570, the 12th of Rabiul Awal of the Hijri calendar, Muhammad (peach be upon him) was born in Makkah of Saudi Arabia with divine blessings and messages of peace for mankind. He also passed away on the same day.
The day is a public holiday.
The Muslims across the country joined special prayers marking the day.
Various religious and socio-cultural organisations and political parties, mosques and madrassahs, including Islamic Foundation, have chalked out elaborate programmes, including milad mahfil, discussion and Qurankhwani, on the occasion.
Bangladesh Betar, Bangladesh Television and other satellite TV channels and radio stations is being aired special programmes highlighting the significance of the day.
President Abdul Hamid and prime minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages greeting the country's people and Muslims across the world.