Moon sighting committee to meet Thursday to set Eid-ul-Azha date

A meeting of the National Moon Sighting Committee will be held on Thursday to set the date of the Eid-ul-Azha, the second largest religious festival of the Muslims.

The meeting will be held in the office of the Islamic Foundation at Baitul Mukarram at 7:15pm with state minister for religious affairs Mohammad Faridul Haque Khan in the chair, the Islamic Foundation said on Wednesday.

The committee will announce the date of Eid-ul-Azha after reviewing information about the sighting of the Zilhaj moon.

People have been requested to inform the committee over the following phone and fax numbers if they see the Zilhaj moon anywhere in the Bangladeshi sky.

The telephone numbers are 02-223381725, 02-41050912, 02-41050916 and 02-41050917 while the fax numbers are 02-223383397 and 02-9555951.

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