Jamshedpur : Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Wednesday participated in a procession organised to mark Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi, the birthday of Prophet Muhammad. Along with sea of devotees, Das walked along with procession at Sakchi and extended his warm wishes to the participants.
Meanwhile, the festival was celebrated with great fervour and special prayers were offered in mosques and shrines on the occasion across the city.
The main procession emerged from Mango at 9.30 am, when thousands of rallies marched toward Sakchi by chanting slogans commemorating Prophet Mohammed. The rally first reached at Aam Bagan ground at 11.30 am. After a brief stay there, the participants started marching toward Dhatkidih where they reached by 12.30 pm.
The Eid Milad-un-Nabi was organised by Tanzib Ahle Sunnat O Jammat, a religious outfit. During the religious discourse, Manzar Mohsin, the head clergy of Mecca Masjid, Sakchi called upon the participants to follow the path of peace and humanity, which was the main thrust of Prophet Mohammed.
The district administration had a tough time while managing vehicular traffic movement today as all major thoroughfares remained occupied following revellers of Prophet Mohammad took out a huge process marking his birth anniversary.
The revellers had come in small procession from places like Jugsalai, Parsudih, Makdhampur, Telco, Barinagar, Golmuri, Shastrinagar, Kadma, Bhalubasa, Agrico, Mango, Azadnagar, Kapali and Jawaharnagar and had converged at Dhatkidih Community Centre Maidan in Bistupur.
On the occasion the Muslim society people came together to take out procession. In order to manage the procession 200 controllers and 500 people were made members.
People from Azadnagar, Jugsalai, Golmuri, Bistupur, Shastrinagar, Kitadih, Makadmpur joined procession and lead to Sakchi Aamgbagan. Food and sweets were distributed among the poor and the needy.
Moreover, contributions were made to support orphanages, asylums for the physically and mentally challenged, and widows. Special prayers are offered at mosques. Religious leaders and scholars preach the Prophet Muhammedís teachings.
Senior SP Anoop Birtharay said they focussed on the procession and the festival was celebrated peacefully.