Practicing one’s religion independently is the tradition of Bangladesh: Mayor Arif
Sylhet City Corporation Mayor Ariful Haque Chowdhury said that Autumn Durgatsav is one of the biggest festivals of contemporary Bengali work. It is through our age-old tradition of sharing each other’s joys and sorrows and harmony that prosperity is accelerated. We all have to play our part in maintaining communal harmony.
He also said that it is the tradition of Bangladesh that every citizen of the country can practice his religion independently.
He said the above words in the auspicious opening speech of the Subodh Manch Autumnal Durga Utsav ceremony at Chardnighat in the city on the initiative of Bangladesh Puja Udjajar Parishad Sylhet District and Metropolitan Branch on Wednesday (October 5) afternoon.
Under the chairmanship of Sylhet Mahanagar Pooja Celebration Council President Subrata Dev and general secretary of the district branch Advocate Ranjan Ghosh and general secretary of the metropolitan branch Rajat Kanti Guptar jointly moderated the welcome speech – District President Muktijoddha Gopika Shyam Purkayastha.
Bangladesh Awami League Central Former Organizing Secretary Advocate Misbah Uddin Siraj, Sylhet District Awami League Acting President and Former Member of Parliament Shafiqur Rahman Chowdhury, General Secretary and newly elected Chairman of Sylhet Zilla Parishad Advocate Nasir Uddin Khan, Metropolitan Awami League General Secretary Professor Zakir delivered the welcome speech. Hossain, Vice President Asad Uddin Ahmed, Vice President former Councilor Bir Muktijoddha Abdul Khaliq, Commander of Mahanagar Muktijoddha Sangsad Bhavatosh Roy Burman, Central Vice President of Puja Udyapan Parishad Ed. Mritunjay Dhar Bhola, Hindu-Buddhist Christian Unity Parishad Central Committee Organizing Secretary Malaya Purkayastha, Professor Rajat Kanti Bhattacharya Organizing Secretary, Hindu-Buddhist Christian Unity Parishad District President Advocate Pradeep Bhattacharya, General Secretary Kripesh Chandrapal, Metropolitan Branch General Secretary Pradeep Kumar Dev, Brigadier General Of. Anjan Deb, Joint General Secretary of Metropolitan Awami League Councilor Azadur Rahman Azad, Joint General Secretary ATM Hasan Zebul, District Awami League Organizing Secretary Advocate Ranjit Sarkar, Metropolitan Awami League Agricultural Affairs Secretary Tapan Mitra, Joint General Secretary of Mahanagar Puja Ujjad Parishad Advocate Debbrat Chowdhury Liton , Joint General Secretary Babul Dev, Joint General Secretary GD Rumu, Jalalabad Thana General Secretary Ashish Dey, Kotwali Thana President Advocate Aubindu Das Gupta, Shahparan Thana President Biresh Debnath, Airport Thana President Nantu Ranjan Singh, South Surma Puja Parishad General Secretary Nanda Pal, Advocate Dilip Kumar Das Chowdhury, General Secretary of Mahanagar Chhatra League. Naeem Uddin Ahmad, District Jubo Oikya Parishad President Rocky Dhananjay Das Dhanu, Mahanagar Chhatra Oikya Parishad Convener Rocky Dev, Mithun Pal Panth, Dakshin Surma Oikya Parishad General Secretary Apan Das and others.
Speakers in the meeting expressed their gratitude to the political leaders and the government administration for creating an environment for the peaceful observance of Sharadiya Durga Puja due to political goodwill. The speakers said that Bangladesh of liberation war was created so that every religious festival can be celebrated with due solemnity without any fear.
The speakers also said that political parties including the administration should play a responsible role so that no circle can spread hatred. Along with this, every incident of the past should be tried, including the exemplary trial of those who created violence during last year’s autumn Durga Puja. A total of 621 idols of Sylhet district and metropolis were enshrined at Chandnighat. Press release