Dhaka, Sep 13 (UNI) 'The holy Ramadan, the lunar month of self-purification through fasting and abstinence, begins tomorrow as the new moon was sighted this evening.
Lailatul Quadr, the night of divine blessing and benediction, will be observed on October 9, in the run-up to Eid festival.
The National Moon-sighting Committee today took the decision in a meeting held at the Islamic Foundation to review reports on moon-sighting for the holy month of Ramadan, 1428 Hijri.
President Dr Iajuddin Ahmed and Chief Advisor Dr Fakhruddin Ahmed greeted the countrymen and Muslim Ummah on the occasion.
In his message, the President hoped that "sanctity and teachings of Ramdan would be reflected in life of all of us".
The Chief Advisor urged all to maintain "sanctity, restraint, tolerance, amity and brotherhood during the holy month".
Meanwhile, the government has taken various measures for a smooth run of the month of fasting and celebration of the religious festival of Eid-ul-Fitre at the month-end.
In the wake of price rises, makeshift fair-price shops have been opened in the capital city and across the country.