President Abdul Hamid has urged the countrymen to remain alert so that no evil force can create any division among them in the name of religion.
“The main message of all religions is welfare of people. So, we should be aware so that nobody can create anarchy in the society through misinterpretation of religions,” he said at a reception at Bangabhaban hosted by him on the occasion of Janmashtami, reports UNB.
Speaking on the occasion on Monday, he stressed further strengthening the existing harmony and friendly bonding among people of all religions to apply it for achieving national advancement and prosperity.
"Bangladesh is a country of communal harmony. This harmony must continue through a united effort. There is no alternative to a united effort involving people of all religions and casts for the development of a country or a nation,” the President said.
He said the ideal of Lord Sri Krishna was to build real love and harmony among people removing conflict in the society, adding that Sri Krishna was a philanthropist and a social reformer as well.
Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha and Religious Affairs Minister Principal Matior Rahman were present at the reception.
Hindu religious personalities, leaders of the community and people of various professions from the community joined the reception. High Commissioner of India and Ambassador of Nepal to Bangladesh were also present on this occasion.
The President welcomed the guests at Bangabhaban and exchanged greetings with them.