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Biswa Ijtema to begin Jan 12

Biswa Ijtema to begin Jan 12

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.