PV Desk : The 53rd Biswa Ijtema, the second largest congregation of the Muslims, will begin tomorrow morning on the bank of the Turag River at Tongi on the outskirts of the city amid tight security.
The first phase of the three-day Ijtema will begin with ‘Aam Bayan’ (general sermons) by noted scholars after Fazr prayers that will end with Akheri Munajat (final prayers) on January 14.
Thousands of devotees from home and abroad started to throng the Ijtema ground on the bank of the Turag since Wednesday night to take part in the religious event seeking divine blessings of the Almighty Allah.
The second phase of the Tongi Ijtema will begin on January 19 at the same venue and it is scheduled to end with Akheri Munajat (final prayers) on January 21.
Tablig Jamaat has been organizing the Ijtema at this venue since 1967. However, the Ijtema is held in two phases since 2011 to ease the accommodation problem.
President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today issued separate messages greeting the Muslim devotees all over the world on the occasion of the Bishwa Ijtema.