938 Puja mandaps get 469 tonnes rice in Rangpur

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RANGPUR, Oct 14, 2018 (BSS) – The government has allocated 469 tonnes rice
for distribution among 938 Puja mandaps to assist the Sanaton community to
celebrate their upcoming greatest religious festival Durga Puja in the
district.

“The district administration with assistance of the upazila administrations
and local units of Bangladesh Puja Udjapon Parishad (BPUP) is distributing
the rice among the mandaps authorities,” said Acting District Relief and
Rehabilitation Officer (DRRO) Abul Hayat.

Earlier, the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief allocated 500
kilogram special general relief rice for each of the 938 Puja mandaps in
Rangpur city, three municipalities and eights upazilas of the district.

Under the programme, 83 tonnes of the general relief rice is being
distributed among the authorities of 166 Puja mandaps in Rangpur city
corporation area and 47 tonnes of rice among 94 Puja mandaps in Sadar
upazila.

On the other hand, 62.50 tonnes of rice is being distributed among 125 Puja
mandaps in Mithapukur upazila, 46 tonnes among 92 Puja mandaps in Pirganj
upazila including Pirganj municipality, 43 tonnes among 86 Puja mandaps in
Pirgachha and 29.50 tonnes of ice among 59 Puja mandaps in Kawnia upazila
including Haragachh municipality.

Besides, 57.50 tonnes of rice is being distributed among 115 Puja mandaps
in Gangachara upazila, 66 tonnes among 132 Puja mandaps in Badarganj upazila
including Badarganj municipality and 34.50 tonnes of rice among 69 Puja
mandaps in Taraganj upazila.

“The process of distribution of the allocated general relief rice is
expected to complete by today,” the Acting DRRO said.

Meanwhile, acting president of district unit BPUP Ajoy Prasad Babon and
its general secretary Dhiman Bhattacharya expressed deep gratitude to the
government for allocating the rice to assist the Sanaton community people in
celebrating Durga Puja.

They also expressed satisfaction over the adequate steps taken by the
authorities concerned to ensure peaceful celebrations of the ‘Sharodiyo’
Durga Puja festival across the district.

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