BHUBANESWAR/CUTTACK: Idd-e-Miladun Nabi, the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammad, was celebrated by the Muslim community amidst religious fervour in the twin cities on Sunday. Thousands took part in the ceremonial processions in the Capital city and Cuttack covering major thoroughfares to offer mass prayers at the designated places.
In Bhubaneswar, a rally was taken out under the Jama Masjid Habibiyah from the masjid through the main streets of Bhubaneswar to Satyanagar graveyard and back. People not only from the community but also the Hindus and the Christians took part.
“A mass prayer was offered at the Qabrastan seeking blessings of God for humanity, love and peace as preached by Prophet Mohammed,” president of the Masjid Haji Mohammed Shahnawaj said.
Bhubaneswar Central MLA Bijay Mohanty and Mayor AN Jena were present among others.
At Cuttack, a procession with more than a thousand participants started from Jobra Masjid through major thoroughfares of College Square, Ranihat, Mangalabag, Buxi Bazaar to Kadamrasool. Mass prayers were held to commemorate the occasion. The procession was attended by City Congress president Md Mokim, former minister and BJP leader Samir Dey among others.