Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday provided financial assistance for 303 puja mandaps at Kotalipara in Gopalganj under her personal fund for celebration of Durga Puja, the biggest religious festival of Hindus.
On behalf of the premier, leaders of the local Awami League handed over financial assistance to the representatives of the puja mandaps at Kotalipara upazila.
Before handing over the assistance, a meeting was held at upazila unit AL office. Kotalipara Municipality mayor M Kamal Hossain Sheikh, former mayor HM Ahidul Islam, upazila AL joint general secretary Aminuzzaman Khan Milon and organising secretary Motiar Rahman Hazra, among others, spoke at the meeting.
In his speech, Kotalipara AL president Bhabendranath Biswash said that mother Durga descends on the earth every year ushering a new hope for the welfare of the human kind.
Kotalipara AL general secretary Ainal Hossain Sheikh said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has given some Tk 303,000 to 303 puja mandaps from her personal fund for celebration of Durga Puja.
Some 500 kgs of rice has also been allocated for each puja mandap from the government while AL leaders have handed over financial assistances to puja mandaps, he said.
Upazila AL organising secretary Kamrul Islam Badal said people from all regions have been celebrating religious festivals peacefully during the rule of ‘mother of humanity’ Sheikh Hasina.
Kushla Union Parishad chairman Kamrul Islam Badal, Pijuri Union Parishad chairman Abu Sayeed Sikder, Kolabari Union Parishad chairman Michael Ojha, Amtoli Union Parishad chairman Hannan Sheikh, Ramshil Union Parishad chairman Khokon Bala, Radhaganj Union Parishad Chairman Amrita Lal Halder, district council member Majharul Alam Panna, and Shuagram union AL general secretary Jogeshwar Baidya Anup, among others, also distributed financial assistance to puja mandaps.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has extended financial assistance to the Hindu community of Kotalipara upazila in Gopalganj on the occasion of Durga Puja. On behalf of the prime minister, leaders of Kotalipara Awami League hand over a donation cheque to Kotalipara Central Puja Mandap chairman Krishna Chandra Dey on Tuesday. —SUN photo