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  30 Sep 2022, 13:48

Celebration of Durga Puja begins tomorrow in Rangpur division

 RANGPUR, Sept 30, 2022 (BSS) - The Sanaton community will begin five-day
celebrations of their greatest religious festival of  the Durga Puja with
'Bodhan' from tomorrow in Rangpur division amid due religious fervor and
gaiety.

The Sanaton devotees will start thronging all 5,488 puja mandaps erected this
time in the division from the morning to have a glance at goddess Durga and
seek her blessings for their welfare and well-being of humanity as a whole.
 
The administrations, law enforcement agencies and local units of Bangladesh
Puja Udjapon Parishad (BPUP) have taken ample steps to ensure peaceful
celebrations of the Durga Puja abiding by the health directives amid the
Covid-19 pandemic.
 
Local leaders of BPUP said the five-day celebrations will end on October 5
next with the 'Bijoya Dashami' parade and immersion of the idols of goddess
Durga in water bodies.
 
The district administrations have distributed 500 kilograms of rice among
each of the puja mandap authorities in the division to assist the Sanaton
community in celebrating their greatest religious festival.

Deputy Inspector General (DIG) for Rangpur Range Police Mohd Abdul Alim
Mahmud said special measures have been taken with deployment of police, RAB,
Highway Police, Ansar-VDP and community police to ensure peaceful
celebrations of the Durga Puja.
 
Local Members of Parliament, Deputy Commissioners, Superintendents of Police,
Upazila Nirbahi Officers, politicians, leaders of sociocultural organizations
and BPUPs are visiting puja mandaps and extending cooperation to the Sanaton
community people.
 
"We have taken sufficient steps and security measures to ensure peaceful
celebrations of the five-day religious festival at all Puja mandaps across
Rangpur division," the DIG added.
 
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.
 
President of Rangpur district unit of BPUP Ajoy Prasad Babon said the Sanaton
community will begin celebrations of the Durga Puja festivity amid huge
enthusiasm at all puja mandaps erected in Rangpur district from tomorrow.
 
Meanwhile, artisans are passing the busiest time at the last moments to give
finishing touches to erected idols of goddess Durga with innovative artistic
creativity and colors to make those more charming, attractive and beautiful
in looks.
 
Talking to BSS at different puja mandaps in Rangpur city today, Sanaton
devotees Shyamoli Rani, Sunil Chandra and Pradip Kumar Roy expressed
satisfaction over the security steps taken for peaceful celebration of the
Durga Puja.
 
General Secretary of Rangpur district unit of BPUP Dhiman Bhattacharya
thanked the government and law enforcement agencies for taking adequate steps
to ensure peaceful celebrations of the Durga Puja festival in every puja
mandap.
 
Similarly, the Sanaton community will start celebrating the five-day Durga
Puja festival tomorrow in Panchagarh, Thakurgaon, Dinajpur, Nilphamari,
Lalmonirhat, Kurigram and Gaibandha districts of the division.

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