Indian High Commissioner celebrates Maha Ashtami in Kawran Bazar

Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Vikram Doraiswami and his spouse Sangeeta Doraiswami joined the Media Para Sarbojonin Durgotshob celebrations in the city Saturday on the occasion of Shuvo Maha Ashtami.

He expressed enthralment after visitng the Puja Mandap in Kawran Bazar in the evening and said Bangladesh is an ideal example of non-communalism.

“The friendship of Bangladesh and India not only in South Asia but also important across the world”, he said.

This was Doraiswami’s first celebration of Durga Puja in Bangladesh.

The High Commissioner and his wife Sangeeta Doraiswami felt fascinated as general people of all religion organised the Durga Puja.

Meanwhile, Durga Puja has been arranged this year at 30,213 mandaps across the country. An adequate number of Law enforcers has been deployed to ensure the security of the mandaps and maintain law and order.

Durga Puja, the biggest religious festival of the Hindu community, began on Thursday with Maha Sashthi puja at temples across the country maintaining health guidelines set by the government to contain the corona pandemic.

A mood of festivity persists among the devotees irrespective of age marking the festival while adequate security measures have already been taken at puja pandals across the country.

The five-day festival starts with ‘Bodhon’ of the Goddess Durga marking Sashthi while the festival will come to an end with the immersion of idols of the Goddess Durga in nearby rivers and water bodies across the country on October 26.

Source: United News of Bangladesh