The holy Ashura, commemorating the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA), will be observed in the country on Saturday with due religious fervour and solemnity.
On this day in the Hijri year of 61, Hazrat Imam, the grandson of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (pbuh), along with his family members and 72 followers embraced martyrdom in the hands of soldiers of Yazid at Karbala desert for the supremacy of justice and righteousness.
The day is a public holiday.
Various religious organisations and political parties have chalked out elaborate programmes to observe the day.
Shia community members will bring out tazia processions in the city marking the day.
Meanwhile, President Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia have issued separate messages on the occasion.
In his message, President Abdul Hamid said holy Ashura is a significant as well as a day of mourning for the Muslim Ummah for establishing truth and justice.
“On this day, I wish unity, solidarity and continuous development of the Muslim Ummah along with establishment of a society-based on justice and equality,” he added.
The Prime Minister, in her message, said Ahsura is a very significant day in the history of mankind.
She urged all to reflect the teachings of holy Asura in establishing truth and justice in the national life resisting all kinds of injustice and unjust.
Bangladesh Betar, Bangladesh Television and private TV channels will air special programmes highlighting the significance of the day.