26 Sep 2022, 14:44
Update : 26 Sep 2022, 15:16

Govt distributes 485.5 tonnes of rice among 971 puja mondaps in Khulna

KHULNA, Sept 26, 2022 (BSS) - The government is distributing special general
485.5 tonnes of relief rice among 971 puja mandaps in nine upazilas and
metropolitan area of the district ahead of durga puja.

Durga Puja, the biggest festival of the Hindu community which will begin on
October 1 with the incarnation (Bodhon) of the goddess Durga on panchomi and
formal celebration of maha sashthi at all temples.

On the occasion, the authorities have started distribution 500-kg rice to
each puja mandaps of the city and district.

"The district administration with assistance of upazila administrations and
authorities of local units of Bangladesh Puja Udjapon Parishad (BPUP) is
distributing the rice," District Relief and Rehabilitation officer (DRRO)
Ranjit Kumar told BSS today.

"The process of distribution of the allocated general relief rice is expected
to complete by the next couple of days," the DRRO said.

General Secretary of Khulna city unit BPUP Prashanta Kumar Kundu thanked the
government for allocating the rice to assist the Sanaton community people of
Khulna in celebrating Durga Puja.

He also expressed deep gratitude for taking adequate security measures by the
law enforcement agencies and authorities concerned to ensure peaceful
celebrations of the 'Sharodiyo' Durga Puja festival.

Meanwhile, Khulna City Corporation (KCC) will distribute Taka 6, 58,000 among
the 75 puja mandaps authorities.

"KCC will hands over cash money to the puja udjapon parishad committees in
the city tomorrow," Mayor Talukder Abdul Khaleque, confirmed to BSS today.



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