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Durga Puja

698 mandaps erected in Jashore

  • Our Correspondent
  • 2 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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JASHORE: Durga Puja, the biggest religious festival of the Bangalee Hindu community, will be held at 698 mandaps in eight upazilas of the district this year.

The five-day long festival will begin on October 11 with due respect and religious fervor across the country and end on October 15 with immersion of the idols of goddess Durga and other deities.

District Puja Udjapon Committee’s president Ashim Kundu said 145 mandaps will be erected in sadar upazila, 55 in Jhikargacha upazila, 29 in Sharsha upazila, 48 in Chaugacha upazila, 98 in Keshabpur upazila, 103 in Monirampur upazila, 126 in Abhaynagar upazila and 94 in Bagherpara upazila of the district.

Special security measures are being taken to ensure security and peaceful celebrations during festival.

Jashore Deputy Commissioner (DC) Tamijul Islam Khan said all kinds of step will be taken to celebrate Durga Puja in a festive atmosphere.

Durga Puja will be held in every mandap in accordance with the health rules due to coronavirus, he said. Stringent security measures will also be taken for smooth holding of the puja all over the district, he said, adding law enforcement agency will be in place to ensure smooth celebration.

The monitoring team will work at the district and upazila level.