24 Sep 2022, 17:47

Maintain communal harmony during Durga Puja –KCC Mayor

KHULNA, Sept 24, 2022 (BSS) - Mayor of Khulna City Corporation (KCC) Talukder Abdul Khaleque today stressed the need for maintaining communal harmony to ensure peaceful celebration of Durga Puja, the biggest religious festival of the Hindu Community.

He also hoped that the celebration of Durga Puja will be ended amid great enthusiasm in the city and all nine upazilas of the district with the cooperation of masses.
KCC Mayor said these while speaking at a meeting of Khulna Zila Samajik Samprity Parishad at the Zila Shilpokola Academy here as chief guest.

Aiming at strengthening social fastening and inter religion relations, Khulna District Administration organized the meeting with Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Khulna Md Moniruzzaman Talukder in the chair.

Religion is everyone’s but festival is universal, KCC Mayor said that Bangladesh is an example of religious harmony across the world, the chief guest said.

During the last 14 years under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, all religious festivals like Eid, Puja, Buddha Purnima and Christmas were observed peacefully, the mayor said adding that Durga Puja this year will also be celebrated peacefully.

He urged everybody to cooperate for peaceful celebration of the Durga Puja and maintain communal harmony.

Khulna Divisional Commissioner Md Zillur Rahman, Metropolitan Police Commissioner Md Masudur Rahman Bhuiyan, Superintendent of Police Md Mahbub Hossain, Khulna city and district unit Awami League general secretaries MDA Babul Rana and Advocate Sujit Adhikary, Principal of Government Brojolal College Sharif Atiquzzaman and former president of Khulna Press Club Mokbul Hossain Mintu, among others, addressed as special guests.

Freedom Fighters, Leaders of Muslim, Hindu, Christian and Buddhist Community, Teachers and Students, Scholars of different Religions, women leaders, Upazila Chairman, UNOs, KCC Councilors, Journalists, members of law enforcement agencies, among others, attended the meeting.

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