2nd phase of Biswa Ijtema to end today

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21 January, 2018 08:39 AM

2nd phase of Biswa Ijtema to end today

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The second phase of 53rd Biswa Ijtema, one of the largest Muslim congregations in the world after hajj, will be ended with 'Akheri Munajat' on Sunday (today).

The second phase of Biswa Ijtema began on the bank of Turag River at Tongi, on the outskirts of the capital, on January 19.

Tight security measures were taken for the event while several thousand members of different law enforcement agencies deployed in and around the Ijtema ground for ensuring the security of the devotees.

The first phase of Biswa Ijtema was held at the same venue from January 13 to January 15.

Thousands of devotees from home and abroad gathered on the bank of the Turag River to take part in the mega religious event to seek divine blessings of the Almighty Allah.

Tabligh Jamaat has been organising the Ijtema at the venue since 1967. However, the Ijtema is held in two phases since 2011 to ease the accommodation and transportation problem.

Several health centres have been set up in different parts of the venue along with first aid and other treatment facilities to provide health care services to the devotees.

Special measures have also been taken to ensure uninterrupted electricity and water supply during the three-day Ijtema.