By News Desk
Published : 2016-08-23 18:39:38
Updated : 2016-08-25 01:53:39
SYLHET, TUESDAY, 23 AUGUST 2016 :: The two-day annual urs of great saint Hazrat Shahjalal (RA) has begun at his shrine in monday night.
The 697th annual event is scheduled to start with placing of gilaf (cover) on the grave of the saint in the early hours of today. The other programmes include Qurankhwani, fateha khwani, discussion, milad mahfil etc. On Wednesday morning through mass prayer the urs ends.
Devotees in thousands from different areas of the country were present at that hour to join the religious event. due to urs strict security measures are taken.
Rahmat Ullah, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Media) of Sylhet Metropolitan Police, said, they made security ring in the mazar area. Police deployed in the four main gates. 5 hundred volunteers are with them. Police use metal detector to check the devotees.