Gouripur (Mymensingh): The holy Eid-ul-Azha, the second biggest religious festival of the Muslim Ummah, was celebrated with due rituals, sacrifice and solemnity. Across Gouripur upazila of Mymensingh district on Wednesday (23 Aug.).
During this three-day festival, Muslims were mandated to slaughter designated animals such as sheep, goat, cows, and camels - depending on the availability and cultural norms of the region.
This 'sacrifice is carried out in commemoration of Prophet Ebrahim's readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to Allah. Meanwhile, many people from different places came to their village homes to celebrate the festival with their near endear ones.
The stage was almost set for smooth holding of Eid prayers in the town of Gouripur and elsewhere. The main Eid congregation was held at Khelar Mathh Eidgah Maidan near the Gouripur Stadium around 9:01 am and the second largest congregation in the town was held at Islamabad Madrasha's playing ground at 9.10 am being looked after by Gouripur Pourashava.
Meanwhile, many people from different places came to their village homes to celebrate the festival with their near endear ones.
Important public houses, thoroughfares and road sides of the town were decorated with national flags, gates and banners inscribed with 'Eid Mubarak’.
Leaders of different political and socio cultural organisations in their messages greeted the people. Besides, marking the Eid, Freedom Fighter Alhaj Nazim Uddin Ahmed MP, AL aspirants who would buy nomination papers for Mymensingh-3(Gouripur) upcoming-election this year like central leader and Ex VP of Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University Krishibid Dr. Shameul Alam Liton, former Upazila AL President Freedom Fighter Adv. Abul Kalam Azad; former Upazila Chairman Ali Ahmed Khan Pathhan Salvee; Assist General Secretary of Bangabandhu Foundation Naznin Alam; Central leader Murshedujjaman Selim; Upazila Vice Chairman Rabeya Islam Doly , District AL leader GM Babul (VP Babul), greeted party men as well as the Muslims across Gouripur upazila. Leaders of different political and socio cultural organisations in their messages greeted the people
Besides, on Tuesday morning about 3 hundred Muslims who are followers to the Sureshuri Mazar at Shariatpur, celebrated their Eid under the leadership of Pir Syed Shahnur Abtab Parvez Nuri at village Bahadurpur of this upazila.