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Janmashtami celebrated nationwide with religious fervour

Superintendent of Police Sanjit Kumar Roy speaks at a discussion marking the Janmashtami held at Sree Sree Kalibari premises in Tangail on August 11, 2020Dhaka Tribune

Amid the Covid-19 outbreak, this time all rituals and programs were arranged inside temples maintaining health guidelines

Janmashtami, the birth anniversary of lord Sri Krishna, one of the major festivals of the Hindu community, was celebrated across the country yesterday with due religious fervour.

Amid the Covid-19 outbreak, this time all rituals and programs were arranged inside temples maintaining health guidelines as a decision was taken to cancel all types of processions and rallies marking the festival.

In Tangail, a discussion and special prayers were held at the premises of Sree Sree Kalibari marking the birth anniversary of lord Sri Krishna.

Tangail Superintendent of Police (SP) Sanjit Kumar Roy, Additional Deputy Commissioner Mosharaf Hossain Khan and Hindu Religious Welfare Trust President Subash Chandra Saha addressed the programs among others.

In Gaibandha, marking the day, Hindu Religious Welfare TRUST (HRWT chalked out the elaborate programs in cooperation with Bangladesh Puja Utjapan Parishad (BPUP), district unit.

A discussion meeting, organized by HRWT, was held at the conference room of the deputy commissioner here with DC Abdul Matin in the chair. 

Additional Deputy Commissioner (General) Alamgir Kabir Saikat; Mayor of Gaibandha Pourshava Adv. Shah Masud Zahangir Kabir Milan; Sadar UNO Prasun Kumar Chakrabartee; President of BPUP district unit Dipak Kumar Paul; General Secretary of BPUP district unit Ranajit Kumar Surja Bakshi; Assistant Director of HRWT Hamidul Haque and senior journalist Gobinda Lal Das addressed the meeting among others.

Speaking on the occasion, DC Abdul Matin said the communal harmony in the country is excellent as the Hindus and the Muslims have lived here peacefully decades after decades.

The DC urged all to continue communal harmony to build a happy and prosperous Sonar Bangla as envisioned by Father of the Nation and architect of independence Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Later, a prayer of Lord Krishna was held.

A large number of Hindu religious leaders and devotees participated in the programs.

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