Today, Indian Islamic scholar Maulana Yeakub Ali conducted sermon after Fajr prayers.

Meanwhile, five devotees have so far died at the Ijtema venue during the 2nd phase as two more devotees died due to old age complications on Friday night and Saturday morning.

Health camps were set up for the devotees to provide them with treatment like the previous years.

Meanwhile, the metro rail service will run from 8am to 5pm on 22 January for smooth movement of the devotees attending the second phase of the congregation.

The first phase of the three-day Bishwa Ijtema ended on 15 January.

Tabligh Jamaat has been organising the congregation in Tongi since 1967. In 2011, it divided Ijtema into two phases to accommodate a large number of attendees.