Sunday, 29 January, 2023

Christmas Day celebrated in Netrakona

Christmas Day celebrated in Netrakona

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NETRAKONA: Christmas Day, the greatest religious festival of the Christian community, is being celebrated in all the churches and Christian hamlets under five upazilas of the district amid festivity and due religious fervor, reports BSS.

The five upazilas are Durgapur, Kalmakanda, Purbadhala, Mohanganj and Netrakona Sadar.

On this occasion, all the churches have been decorated with colorful balloons, flowers and Christmas trees. Besides, those churches have also been illuminated with colorful lights.

Christian community is celebrating the day by holding various programs including delivering sermons, offering special prayers, decorating and illuminating churches and worships and installing makeshift Christmas trees in the churches, worships and houses.

The district police administration has already taken tight security measures in around all the churches and Christian hamlets to avoid any untoward incident and ensure peaceful celebration of the religious festival, acting Superintendent of Police (SP) Faqruzzaman Juwel said.

The government has already allocated 76 tonnes of rice for 152 churches of the district to assist the Christian community for celebrating their happy Christmas day with enthusiasm, district administration sources said.

Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner Anjana Khan Mojlish in a message issued here greeted the Christian community on the occasion of the Christmas Day.

Manu Mojumder MP (Durgapur and Kalmakanda constituency) accompanied by local Awami League leaders visited different churches and worships of Christian community in Durgapur and Kalmakanda upazilas and exchanged greetings with the community people.