RAJSHAHI: A total of 112 puja mandaps were given grants worth Taka 2.24 lakh for celebrating Durga Puja, the biggest religious festival of Bangalee Hindus, here on Sunday, reports BSS.
Zila Parishad authorities handed over the grants formally to the respective mandap presidents on his office premises. Former Mayor of Rajshahi City Corporation AHM Khairuzzaman Liton attended the ceremony as the chief guest with Zila Parishad Chairman Muhammad Ali Sarker in the chair. Chief Executive Officer Dr Dewan Shahriar Firoj, Panel Chairmen- Naimul Huda, Rabiul Alam and Nargish Akter- and Member Emdadul Haque were present.
Speaking on the occasion, Khairuzzaman Liton said Bangladesh is an example of communal harmony as people of all the religions have been observing their respective religious festivals smoothly for long.
He urged people of all religions to further strengthen the existing fraternity and friendly bonding with a view to ensuring national advancement and prosperity.