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UNRC visits Dhakeshwari Temple

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  • 26 September, 2022 12:00 AM
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UNRC visits Dhakeshwari Temple

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UN Resident Coordinator (UNRC) in Bangladesh Gwyn Lewis visited Dhakeshwari Temple in the capital on Sunday, marking the International Day of Peace.  

She was accompanied by UNESCO Officer-in-Charge Dr Susan Vize and UNDP Deputy Resident Representative Van Nguyen.

As the celebration of Durga Puja, the biggest religious festival of Bengali Hindu community, will begin on October 1, the visit was an opportunity to meet with religious groups to better understand the significance of this important event.

The United Nations in Bangladesh works to promote empathy and inclusion in the spirit of Agenda 2030’s promise to Leave No One Behind. Last year’s Durga Puja was unfortunately marred by violence.

The visit aimed to highlight the importance of cultural diversity and harmony, and the hope of peaceful celebrations this year.