Bishwa Ijtema (World's Muslims' congregation) is scheduled to be held in two phases on the bank of the river Turag, on the outskirt of the capital Dhaka, from Jan 12-14 and Jan 19-21. The preparation for the Biswa Ijtema has already begun in the city.
Devotees from thirty-two districts will participate in the two phases of Ijtema in 2018. The 32 districts are -- Dhaka, Sherpur, Narayanganj, Nilphamari, Sirajganj, Natore, Gaibandha, Lakhipur, Sylhet, Chittagong, Narail, Madaripur, Bhola, Magura, Patuakhali, Jhalokati, Panchagarh, Jhenaidah, Jamalpur, Faridpur, Netrokona, Narshingdi, Comilla, Kurigram, Rajshahi, Feni, Thakurgaon, Sunamganj, Bogra, Khulna, Chuadanga and Pirojpur.
Around 30-40 lakh people from home and abroad are expected to participate in the Ijtema this year.