RANGPUR, Sept 29, 2017 (BSS) – Celebration of the five-day Durga Puja, the biggest religious festival of the Bangali Hindu community, continues with due religious fervour, solemnity and enthusiasm on the fourth day today in Rangpur division.
“The administrations concerned, law enforcers and local units of Bangladesh Puja Udjapon Parishad (BPUP) have taken adequate steps to ensure peaceful celebration of the festivity,” said Divisional Commissioner Kazi Hasan Ahmed.
“The celebrations will end through immersion of the idols erected in 5,176 Puja mandaps in all the eight districts of the division after celebration of the ‘Moha Dashami’ tomorrow (Saturday),” he added.
Leaders of local units of BPUP said the Puja mandap premises and adjoining areas have worn eye-catching looks with witnessing traditional fairs where local cottage industry products, handicrafts, toys, household goods, sweets and other things are being marketed.
Thousands of Hindu devotees of all ages including men, women, boys,
adolescents, girls and youths are thronging different Puja mandaps to have a glance at Goddess Durga and seeking blessings for their wellbeing.
The colorfully decorated and illuminated Puja mandap premises have become heavily crowded since Thursday afternoon and overcrowded at nights, amid tight security measures.
This year, an all-time record number of 5,176 Durga Puja mandaps have been erected in Rangpur, Nilphamari, Lalmonirhat, Kurigram, Gaibandha, Panchagarh, Thakurgaon and Dinajpur districts in the division.
Talking to BSS, President of Rangpur district unit of BPUP Advocate Rothish Chandra Bhowmick Babu Sona said the Hindu community people are celebrating the Durga Puja amid huge enthusiasm in all 869 Puja mandaps erected in the district
He also thanked the present government and authorities concerned for taking adequate steps to ensure peaceful celebrations of the Durga Puja.
The Hindu devotees at different Puja mandaps expressed their happiness to BSS saying that they have been offering prayers, puja, archana, kirtons and other religious rituals peacefully without any problem.
They also expressed gratitude to the members of the Parliament, officials, politicians, leaders of local units of BPUP for visiting the Puja mandaps and extending all necessary cooperation in ensuring peaceful celebrations of the religious festivity.