DHAKA, Aug 22, 2018 (BSS) – President M Abdul Hamid today stressed the
need for taking lesson from the sacrifice to build a hunger and poverty-free
“Sonar Bangla” as he hosted a reception on the occasion of holy Eid-ul-Azha
at Bangabhaban here this morning.
“Qurbani (sacrifice) teaches people how to do sacrifice alongside to
have patience. . . We have to take lesson from the Eid-ul-Azha,” the second
biggest religious festival of the Muslims, he said.
President Hamid hosted the reception for the people of all classes and
professions, including distinguished people, senior politicians, higher-
ranking government officials, foreign diplomats, religious personalities,
academics, editors, senior journalists and representatives of the business
Terming the sacrifice of Hazrat Ibrahim (A) as an instance of profound
loyalty and utmost surrender to the Almighty Allah, he said the Eid-ul-Azha
teaches all to sacrifice and everyone should exercise tolerance in their
respective works and thoughts to establish peace and welfare in society.
“Religions’ fundamental message is the humanity, which dictates the
mankind. It shows people the path of just and welfare,” the President said.
President Hamid expressed his hope that the Qurbani and its sacrificial
attitude would be reflected in individual, social and political life.
The head of the state also called upon all to shun the evil and ominous
paths being imbued with the spirit of mankind.
“An equality-based happy, prosperous and peaceful society system can be
built by ensuring mutual respects and utmost tolerance among all,” Abdul
The President hoped for spreading the equity and friendship ties of all
strata of life in days to come.
Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, Foreign Minister AHM Mahmood Ali,
Adviser to the Prime Minister HT Imam, ICT Minister Mostafa Jabbar, Senior
lawyer Dr Kamal Hossain, Supreme Court Judges, chiefs of three services,
Inspector General of Police (IGP), parliament members and vice-chancellors of
universities and heads of different International agencies attended the
reception, among others.
The President also exchanged views with the guests and enquired about
their wellbeing going round different corners at the Darbar Hall of the
Presidential Palace where the invited guests were entertained with delicious
and traditional recipes.