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  24 Sep 2022, 13:17

Artisans busy in erecting idols of goddess Durga in Rangpur

RANGPUR, Sept 24, 2022 (BSS) - Artisans are passing busy times in erecting

and coloring idols of goddess Durga to celebrate the five-day Durga Puja, the
greatest religious festival of the Sanaton community, from October 1 next in
Rangpur division.
 
Local leaders of Bangladesh Puja Udjapan Parishad (BPUP) said the
celebrations will begin from October 1 and end on October 5 next with the
'Bijoya Dashami' rally and immersion of the idols of goddess Durga in water
bodies.
 
Sources at the Divisional Commissioner's Office and Rangpur Range Office of
Bangladesh Police said steps have been taken to ensure peaceful celebrations
of Durga Puja at all 5,488 mandaps in the division abiding by the health
directives amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
 
Adequate numbers of police forces, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB)-13, Highway
Police along with over 30,000 members of Ansar-VDP will be deployed and close
circuit cameras be installed at all mandaps to ensure peaceful celebrations
of Durga Puja.
 
Durga Puja will be celebrated at 968 mandaps in Rangpur, 617 mandaps in
Gaibandha, 532 in Kurigram, 433 in Lalmonirhat, 889 in Nilphamari, 1,285 in
Dinajpur, 468 in Thakurgaon and 296 in Panchagarh districts in the division
this year.
 
Deputy Inspector General for Rangpur Range Police Mohd Abdul Alim Mahmud said
"We are taking sufficient security measures to ensure peaceful celebrations
of Durga Puja at all Puja mandaps in all eight districts of Rangpur
division."
 
Meanwhile, artisans are now working round the clock to give finishing touches
to erected idols of goddess Durga with their innovative artistic creativity
and colors to make those more charming, attractive and gorgeous in looks.
 
Talking to BSS, artisan Manoranjan Paul at a Mandir in Rangpur city said, "I
am passing my busiest time to complete the erection of idols of Goddess Durga
with artistic creativity and colors."
 
Artisans Monojeet Paul, Sukumar Paul, Akhil Paul and Shyamol Paul at
different Puja mandaps here said they are working round the clock to complete
coloring of the erected idols of goddess Durga with artistic inventiveness.
 
Another artisan Anil Paul said he began erecting idols of Mother Durga at 15
Puja Mandaps more than one and a half months ago.
 
"After completing most of the works, I am giving finishing touches to erected
idols with different colors to make those more attractive," Anil added.
 
Artisans Amrita Paul, Upen Paul and Sukumar Paul said their artisan groups
are erecting the idols of goddess Durga at different Puja mandaps in Rangpur
city and adjoining areas since last month.

"After completing all major works, our artisans are giving finishing touches
to erected idols with different colours to make those more attractive in
looks," said Amrita Paul.
 
Similarly, artisans Bhupen Paul, Abhilas Paul and Sunil Paul at different
mandaps in Nilphamari, Dinajpur and Lalmonirhat said they are now coloring
idols of goddess Durga with artistic creativity.
 
President of Rangpur district unit of BPUP Ajay Prasad Babon expressed
satisfaction over the steps being taken by the authorities concerned to
ensure peaceful celebrations of the upcoming Durga Puja festivities.

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