The Muslim religious festival Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi (SAW) was on Monday celebrated with religious fervor and enthusiasm in twin border districts of Rajouri and Poonch.
In Rajouri district, the main programme was held in Rajouri town where people from different localities assembled at Old Bus Stand to join a Milad procession.
The procession entered Old Town area and after passing through Cinema Hall at Morh, it passed through Abdullah Bridge and Gujjar Mandi Chowk before culminating at Eidgah Rajouri where religious scholars threw light on teachings of Islam.
Senior administrative officers including DC Rajouri Shabir Ahmed Bhat, SSP Rajouri M. Suleman and others were accompanying the procession.
Similar procession was also held in Thanamandi and Darhal tehsil headquarters of the district where thousands of people participated and after passing through main town area, it culminated at a Masjid where a religious programme was held and scholars threw light on teachings of Islam.
Religious processions were also held in Kotranka and Budhal towns of the district and were were attended by a large number of locals.
In Kalakote, Nowshera and Manjakote, Milad processions were held and joined by hundreds of people.
In Poonch district, the main programme was held in Poonch town where a religious procession which was joined by thousands of people was held. After passing through main town, it culminated at Eid Gah where religious scholars addressed the gathering and spoke on the importance of Milad-un-Nabi (SAW).
Senior administrative officers were accompanying this procession.
Along with this, another religious procession was carried out in Mandi town of Poonch which was held under the banner of different religious organisations and was attended by thousands of people.
In Mendhar town, a religious procession comprising thousands of people started and after passing through town reached Eid Gah and then Bus Stand where religious scholars including Imam Markazi Jamia Masjid Mendhar addressed the gathering.
In Surankote another similar religious procession was carried out which was attended by people in hundreds.