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Devouts from across the globe in Bhopal to attend three-day Ijtima

Beginning Saturday, Bhopal is all set to host the three-day-long 68th Aalami Tableeghi Ijtima -- one of the biggest Islamic congregation in which around 10 lakh Muslims from across the globe will participate.

bhopal Updated: Nov 27, 2015 19:04 IST
Muslims from across the globe have arrived in Bhopal to take part in Ijtima.
Muslims from across the globe have arrived in Bhopal to take part in Ijtima.(Praveen Bajpai/HT photo)

Beginning Saturday, Bhopal is all set to host the three-day-long 68th Aalami Tableeghi Ijtima -- one of the biggest Islamic congregation in which around 10 lakh Muslims from across the globe will participate.

Muslims, including scholars and religious heads, from Russia, the USA, Morocco, Yemen, Sri Lanka, France, Malaysia, Indonesia, Fiji, South Africa and Ghana have arrived in the capital city, while thousands more are expected to arrive on the first day of the event.

The event will be held under a tent spread across 45 acres at Eintkhedi on Berasia road, while food arrangement has been made on another 25 acres. Entry to this zone has been restricted for commoners.

The annual global Muslim congregation will begin after early morning prayers (Fajr Namaz) on Saturday and conclude with a mass prayer on Monday.

The state government too has made arrangements for the event. Special kiosks have been put up by BSNL, railways, postal and health departments. Fire trucks have been put on standby.

Spokesperson of the organising committee of the event, Ateeq ul Islam, said allopathic, homeopathic and unani treatment facilities would be available at the venue, besides round-the-clock ambulance services.

Around 3,000 trained volunteers would manage the whole affair, including traffic arrangements from railway station and bus stand to the venue at Eintkhedi, he said.

“We have appealed to volunteers to take special care to ensure that the venue remains polythene and tobacco-free,” said Islam.

Highlights

Buses, jeeps and other modes of transport earmarked for transporting guests

Separate parking lots

Dedicated counters at railway station and bus stands for guests.