GAIBANDHA: A total of 638 puja mandaps will be erected for the Sharadiya Durga Puja, the biggest religious festival of the Hindu community, in all the seven upazilas of the district this year.
District unit president of Bangladesh Puja Utjapon Parishad (BPUP) Ranjit Bakshi disclosed this on Monday morning to local journalists.
The five-day long puja would begin from October 11 and conclude on October 15 through the immersion of idols at different water bodies including canal, pond and river, he added.
As per mythology, on the 6th day (Maha Shashti) Goddess Durga landed on earth with her 4 children: Goddess Saraswati, Goddess Laxmi, Lord Ganesha, and Lord Kartikeya.
In reply to a query Ranjit Bakshi said a view exchange meeting between Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of police, Rangpur Range and the members of district puja utjapan parishad virtually on Sunday.
Superintendent of police (SP) Muhammad Towhidul Islam arranged the virtual meeting at his office conference room of the district town.
SP Muhammad Towhidul Islam, president of BPUP, district unit Ranajit Kumar Bakhsi Surjwa, acting general secretary Bimal Kumar Sarker, president of Sadar upazila unit Sujon Prosad and general secretary Rockey Deb took part in the discussion meeting virtually among others.
Police, ansar and VDP members including gram police would be deployed at the puja mandaps each and the elite forces RAB would also patrol on the road to hold the puja here smoothly, the DIG added.
Stern and lawful action would be taken against the persons who would be involved in creating anarchy and trouble at the time of puja, the DIG warned.
The leaders of district and upazila puja utjapon parishad, and all the officers in charge (OCs) including the journalists attended the meeting, said OC of Sadar thana Md. Masudur Rahman.