03 Oct 2022, 13:59

Durga Puja being celebrated amid enthusiasm in Khulna

KHULNA, Oct 3, 2022 (BSS)- The five-day Durga Puja, the biggest religious 
festival of the Hindu community, is being celebrated in the city and all the 
nine upazilas of the district like other parts of the country amid enthusiasm 
and festive mood. 

The festival was marked by puja, arati, recitation from scriptures, offering 
of devotional songs and bhajans maintaining social distance.

Devotees are seen visiting different puja mandaps to have a look at goddess 
Durga with great excitement. 

General Secretary of City Unit Puja Udjapon Parisad Prashanta Kumar Kundu 
told BSS today that a total of 130 puja mandaps has been set up in the 
Metropolitan city while 900 puja mandaps has been set up in all upazilas of 
the district to celebrate the puja.

Meanwhile, a total of 485.5 tonnes government rice have distributed at 971 
puja mandaps in the city and district while Khulna City Corporation have 
distributed Taka 6.58 lakh at 75 puja mandaps in the city. 

The celebration will end through the immersion of idols of goddess Durga on 
Bijoya Dashami On October 5. 

Meanwhile, foolproof security measures were taken in the city and all nine 
upazilas to avert any untoward incident during the religious festival of the 
Hindu community. 

Additional Commissioner of Khulna Metropolitan Police (KMP) Rakibul Islam, 
said three-tier security measures have been adopted in the city areas. 

He said adequate law enforcers were deployed at the very important puja 
mandaps in the city. 

He also said teams of police, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), city especial 
branch of police and detective branch have already been deployed at all 
important points of the city. 


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