72nd Almi Tablighi Ijtima will be unique in many ways this time. Comprehensive changes have been made in the arrangements compared to earlier. Ijtima’s theme from November 22 to 25 is ‘Clean Ijtima-Green and pollution-free Ijtima’. Large number of volunteers are engaged here day and night to give it a physical appearance.
For the convenience of visitors, there will be parking on 223 acres in 42 locations. The food zone will have 70 shops. Its specialty is that you will be able to taste the flavors of different states here. There will be a ten-bed hospital at the venue, which will also have a pathology lab. The scene will be monitored by CCTV cameras.
The Ijtema is going to start on November 22 and this four days conclave will conclude on November 25. The biggest congregation of Muslims, Alami Tablighi Ijtema, witnesses devotees from all over the world and who come for mass prayers for world peace and prosperity. Bhopal Ijtema is considered as the most important Muslim congregation of the world. Lakhs of people take part in the Ijtema but the people of Pakistan are never invited in this congregation. Ijtema also takes place in Bangladesh every year in the month of February. As many as 30 lakh people take part in the Bangladesh’s Ijtema.
Notably, the Alami Tablighi Ijtema of Bhopal was started in the year 1944 even before independence. The word ‘Alami Tablighi Ijtema’, the meaning of Alami is elm or education, Tablighi means to broadcast and Ijtema means gathering the people.
The venue of Ijtema will be converted into a prayer-zone with the religious environment and due to the speeches of the Islamic scholars. According to the sources, officials will make arrangements for inspecting the traffic and the security arrangements at the venue while police personnel will be maintaining the vigil through watch towers and the binoculars. Besides preparations to provide facilities at Ijtema points have already started.
To facilitate devotees for Ijtema centres will be developed at platform number 1 and platform number 6. Point has also been developed in Intkhedi to facilitate all kinds of queries. Instructions have already been given to Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials to ensure facilities like drinking water facility, mobile toilets, and medical help. Minister of Minority Affairs and Welfare Arif Aqueel also visited the site other day and gave instructions to ensure all security safety arrangements. BMC officials and other volunteers were also present during the visit.