Sunday, 5 December, 2021
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RCC to provide TK 10,000 to each Puja mandap in Rajshahi

Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) will extend Taka 10,000 to each of the Puja mandaps in the city aims at making the forthcoming Celebration of Durga Puja, largest religious festival of the Hindu community, more festive and enthusiastic among the devotees.

City Mayor AHM Khairuzzaman Liton revealed this while addressing a meeting to mark the ensuing Sharodiya Durga Puja-2019 at the city bhaban conference hall here yesterday evening as chief guest.

He also announced that the city bhaban and the important crossings of the city will be eliminated on the occasion.

Besides, closed-circuit camera will be added to all the immersion points side by side with full-proof security.

Chaired by RCC Secretary Abu Hayat Rahmatullah, the meeting was addressed, among others, by its Panel Mayor Shariful Islam Babu, Additional District Magistrate Nazrul Islam, Deputy Commissioner of Rajshahi Metropolitan Police Sazid Hossain, Rajshahi city unit president of Bangladesh Puja Udjapon Parishad Alok Kumar Das and its General Secretary Advocate Sarat Chandara Sarker.

The meeting was told that the Durgotsob will be celebrated in 76 Puja mandaps in the city this year from October 5 to 8. Each of the Puja mandap was given 500 kilograms of rice by the district relief and rehabilitation office this year.

Meanwhile, preparation for celebrating the Durga Puja is going on everywhere in the metropolis at present. People of the community are passing their busiest days with the works of decorating and painting idol and Puja mandaps ahead of their festival.

Idol makers commonly known as Pauls are passing their busy days in the final touch works of idols of Hindu deities. With only a week is left, the Pauls are working round the clock to make sure that the idols are ready in time.

Decorations of temples, lighting, and setting up of mandaps are expected to turn the city into a festive look within the next couple of days.

Police administration has chalked out elaborate security measures to make the celebration a total success.

“We have adopted tight security measures to make the Rajshahi city’s Durga Puja celebration festive and successful,” said Sazid Hossain.