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All preparations completed for 55th Bishwa Ijtema

First phase of the largest Muslim congregations to be held from January 10 to 12 and second phase be held from January 17 to 19
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All preparations completed for 55th Bishwa Ijtema
Biswa Ijtema ground on the bank of Turag River in Tongi on the outskirts of the capital. Independent File Photo

The overall preparations have almost been completed for holding the first phase of the 55th Bishwa Ijtema, one of the largest Muslim congregations in the world, scheduled to be held from January 10 to 12 on the bank of river Turag at Tongi of Gazipur district.

According to the organisers, about 90 percent preparatory works have been completed while the government has taken a five-tier security measures to ensure security for the Muslim devotees who will took part in the congregation from different corners of the world.

According to the sources at police administration, around 8,500 members of different law enforcement agencies will perform duties to ensure security in and around the Ijtema ground.

Like previous years, additional number of police, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) personnel and members of detective branches in plain clothes will be deployed in and around the Ijtema ground for ensuring security for pilgrims, the sources added.

The first phase of the three-day 55th Bishwa Ijtema will end on January 12 following the ‘Akheri Munajat’ (final prayers) while the second phase of the Ijtema will be held from January 17 to 19 at the same venue.

According to the Gazipur City Corporation (GCC) sources, under the GCC’s supervision, eight control rooms have been set up and 15 gates have been erected at different points of the Ijtema ground.

Besides, police have built 14 surveillance towers while RAB built 10 others to ensure the security of the Ijtema ground. A total of 750 electricity bulbs have been installed around the Ijtema ground and measures have been taken for mosquito control.

According to the Public Health and Engineering Department officials, adequate measures have been taken to ensure water supply and sanitation on the Ijtema ground.

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