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468 mandaps to be erected in Thakurgaon

  • Our Correspondent
  • 17 September, 2022 12:00 AM
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THAKURGAON: Durga Puja, the biggest religious festival of the Bangalee Hindu community, will be celebrated at 468 mandaps in the district this year.

The five-day long festival will begin on October 1 with due respect and religious fervor across the country and end on October 5 with immersion of the idols of goddess Durga and other deities.

President of Bangladesh Puja Udjapon Parishad Thakurgaon District unit and Sadar Upazila Parishad Chairman Advocate Arunanshu Dutta Tito said 203 mandaps will be erected in Sadar upazila, 119 in Pirganj upazila, 55 in Ranisankail upazila, 66 in Baliadangi upazila and 25 in Haripur upazila of the district.

The artisans are now passing busy time, making the clay images of Goddess Durga, he said.

Deputy Commissioner (DC) Md Mahbubur Rahman said that various preparations have already been made around the biggest religious festival of the Bangalee Hindu community and several meetings have already been held for the purpose of Durga Puja.

Superintendent of Police (SP) Md Jahangir Hossain said stringent security measures have been taken for smooth holding of the Puja all over the district and law enforcement agencies will be in place to ensure smooth celebration.

All kinds of steps will be taken to celebrate the Durga Puja in a festive atmosphere, he said.

The monitoring team will work at the district and upazila level, General Secretary of Thakurgaon District Puja Udjapon Parishad Tapan Kumar Ghosh said.

In this region of communal harmony, people of other religions will also flock to the mandaps to enjoy the festive mood.

According to Bangladesh Puja Udjapon Parishad and various Puja Celebration Committees, this year Durga puja will be celebrated at 468 private and public mandaps in Thakurgaon district, both permanent and temporary in nature.

There is a monitoring cell to look after the overall situation. The issue of security is being looked into by the law enforcement agencies, he added.

The artisans are now passing busy time, making the clay images of Goddess Durga, he said.

All kinds of step will be taken to celebrate the Durga Puja in a festive atmosphere. The monitoring team will work at the district and upazila level, he added.