Bishwa Ijtema-first Phase end,Second phase at Jan 20.

The first Phase of Bishwa Ijtema end,7 pilgrims die, Second phase will begin after four days on Jan 20
The first Section of the second largest Muslim congregation after holy Hajj- Biswa Ijtema concludes today (Sunday) with Akheri Munajat to be joined by millions of people, reports UNB. President Zillur Rahman, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Opposition Leader Khaleda Zia will take part in the Akheri Munajat (final prayers) to be held at noon.
 Bishwa Ijtema Lecture/Bayan/Dars/Speech 

Noted policymaker of Tablig Jamaat Maulana Jubayer Al-Hasan from India is expected to conduct the Akheri Munajat. Biswa Ijtema passed off its second day Saturday with tens of thousands of devotees from home and abroad thronging the bank of river Turag at Tongi, on the outskirts of the capital. The first phase of three-day annual Islamic congregation began Friday with the deliberation of 'Aam Bayan' or principal sermons after Fajr prayers. Sources said about 17,000 foreign devotees from 80 countries have so far attended the Ijtema. Islamic scholars from different Muslim countries, including Pakistan, India, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were delivering sermons which were being instantly interpreted into Bangla, English and a few other languages. 
Video of Bishwa Ijtema-2012

Video of Bishwa Ijtema-2012
7 pilgrims die in Bishwa Ijtema 
Gazipur, Jan 13 -Seven pilgrims who came to take part in Bishwa Ijtema, the world congregation of Muslims, at Tongi died between Thursday night and on Friday. Residential physician of Tongi government hospital Ismail Hossain Siraji said the victims, who came from different districts of the country, died of heart condition. They were identified as Habibur Rahman (70), of Mamud village of Belkuchi upazila in Sirajganj district; Najib Ullah (60), of Kagria village of Satkania upazila in Chittagong district; Mohammad Mostafa (60) of Feni district; Ratan Sarker (50), of Madaripur district; Abdul Gafur (55), of Habiganj district; Alaim Uddin (40) of Kushtia district; and Abdul Jalil (55), of Baluakandi village of Roypura village in Narsingdi district. 
Adam Ali, chief of the Maslahal congregation in the Bishwa Ijtema,Mostafa was taken to Tongi hospital after he fell sick on Thursday night and died while undergoing treatment. 
The other six died between Thursday night and Friday morning in the accommodation tents for pilgrims in the district.The janaza (funeral prayer) was held after 'Fajar' and 'Jumma' prayers. 
The annual Bishwa Ijtema, billed as the largest annual Islamic event only after the Hajj, began on Friday on the banks of the Turag at Tongi, on the outskirts of Dhaka.

Thousands of Muslims seeking peace and the revival of Islam's tenets joined the inaugural session, which began after Fazr prayers with a lecture by Pakistan's Hazi Abdul Wahab.Dressed in traditional robes and prayer caps, thousands of pilgrims from far-flung villages and towns across the country and other parts of the world started gathering at the venue from Thursday.The first phase of the Ijtema will end with Sunday's Akheri Munajat (concluding prayer). Muslims from 32 districts are taking part in the first phase of this gathering. 
The second phase will begin after four days on Jan 20, and wind up on Jan 22 with Akheri Munajat. The Akheri Monajat (Final Prayer)of Bishwa Ijtema 2012 can be watch by live Stream from