President M Abdul Hamid on Friday urged all irrespective of religions and castes to prevent anti-liberation evil forces to continue the pace of development in the country.
“The anti-liberation forces have repeatedly tried to prevent the country’s democratic progress and development . . . But the country is moving forward,” he said while hosting a reception for Hindu community at Bangabhaban in the capital on Durga Puja, the biggest religious festival of Bangalee Hindu community.
The head of the state added: “To continue this trend of development, everyone irrespective of all religions and castes, should jointly defend all evil activities. This should be our promise in this Durga Puja.”
Noting that humanity is an eternal message of religion, President Hamid called upon all to abide by the rules of religion and simultaneously come forward for welfare of human beings.
He said “The Durga Puja is not only a religious festival but also a social festival which helps make the bridge of unity among all people. So this festival is universal.”
President Hamid and his spouse Rashida Khanom exchanged greetings with the guests during the reception at the presidential palace.
Several members of parliament (MPs), foreign diplomats, political leaders, editors, journalist leaders, senior civil and military officers, Hindu community leaders and distinguished citizens joined the reception.