Rawalpindi - The residents of Rawalpindi will celebrate Eid Milad-un-Nabi (Peace Be Upon Him) with traditional zeal and fervour today (Sunday).

In this connection, a lot of buildings, shopping malls, markets, plazas, houses and even streets have been decorated with beautiful coloured electric bulbs, buntings, flags and banners. Similarly, the vehicle owners, motorcyclists and cyclists have also displayed flags to express their happiness and gratitude on the occasion of Eid Milad-un-Nabi (PBUH).

The day will dawn with special prayers in the mosques and houses following carrying out Eid Milad-un-Nabi (PBUH) processions in all the areas under the supervisions of Milad committees. Charity food will also be distributed among the participants of the processions.

All the small and big processions would assemble at Bara Market where the Milad Committee would conduct Naat Khawani competition and would give prizes to the winners.

Similarly the Eid Milad-un-Nabi (PBUH) processions would also be taken out at Saddar, Bhabra Bazaar, Raja Bazaar, Committee Chowk, Waris Khan, Taili Mohalla, Kuri Road, Shakriyal, Commercial Market, Dhoke Kala Khan, Airport, Gulraiz, Shah Khalid Colony, Dhoke Kashmirian, Jhanda Cheechi, Katcheri, Morgah, Adyala Road, Dhoke Jumma, Khwaja Corporation, Lalazar, Jorian, Dhamial, Hayyal, Bunda Nagyal, Chakri Road, Lal Kurti, Dheri Hassanabad, Bakra Mandi, Dhoke Syedan, Baraf Khana Chowk, Girja, Chakra, Misrial, Chuhur Chowk, Pirwadhai, Bangash Colony, Badar Colony and in several other areas. In all the aforementioned areas, buildings and bazaars were beautifully illuminated.

On the other hand, Mehfil-e-Milad will also be organised in the houses.

Rawalpindi police have deputed more than 3,500 police officers and officials to guard the main and other processions. A flag march was also conducted in the city by law enforcement agencies to make people feel secure on eve of Eid Milad-un-Nabi (PBUH).

City Traffic Police, under the supervision of SSP/Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) Shoaib Khurram Janbaz have also chalked out a comprehensive traffic plan to facilitate the citizens on the sacred occasion of Eid Milad-un-Nabi (PBUH).

Chairman Markazi Milad Committee told media on Saturday that the special functions would be held and processions would be taken out in all major areas and towns of the city. He said that routes of processions would be illuminated and decorated with colourful flags.

Milad Committee Morgah will also hold a Naat competition at Company Stop and in Jhamra in which the winners will be awarded trophies and cash prizes, informed a spokesman here.

Talking to The Nation Hafiz Gulzar Ahmed, Khateeb Jamia Masjid Bahar-e-Madina, Adyala Road, said that Milad committee had finalised all the arrangement to hold a procession and for Mehfil-e-Milad.

Yasir Javed, a resident of Hayyal who was decorating his street with colourful electric bulbs, said that he would celebrate Jashan-e-Eid Milad-un-Nabi (PBUH) enthusiastically.

He said that he would also organise a Mehfil-e-Milad in his house.

Meanwhile, Ministry of Religious Affairs and Inter-faith Harmony will organise a daylong `National Seerat Conference’ today to pay homage to the Holy Prophet (PBUH) as part of the celebrations of 12th Rabi-ul-Awwal. The conference is being organised to project the life and teachings of Holy Prophet (PBUH). The conference would be attended by the prominent Ulema and scholars who will present their articles and thoughts on the theme “Role of Media and Responsibilities in the Light of Teachings of the Holy Prophet (PBUH).” On the dawn of 12th Rabi-ul-Awwal, 31 Guns Salute will be fired in the federal capital.