June 19, 2021, 2:55 pm
The construction work of Drishtinandan Upazila Model Mosque and Islamic Cultural Center has already been completed on the north side of Naikhaistha Upazila Parishad Complex in South Surma Upazila of Sylhet and on the premises of Upazila Health Complex.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the mosque, built at a cost of about Tk 13 crore, via video conference on Thursday (June 10th) morning. In this mosque, about 900 Muslims can pray in congregation together.
It is learned that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina laid the foundation stone on April 5, 2016 in the presence of local MP (late) Mahmud Us Samad Chowdhury through a video conference of Model Mosque and Islamic Cultural Center built at a cost of Taka 12 crore 97 lakh 21 thousand at the initiative of Islamic Foundation and Ministry of Religion. Construction of a three-storey building with a three-storey foundation has recently been completed.
The mosque construction project was about to go back due to land issues. The land complex was resolved with the sincere efforts of the then MP Mahmud Us Samad Chowdhury. As a result, it has been possible to build the first Upazila Model Mosque in Sylhet district. Mahmud Us Samad Chowdhury visited the mosque several times before his death to complete the construction work quickly and in a quality manner. However, he could not see the inauguration.
On the ground floor of the Upazila Model Mosque and Islamic Cultural Center, built on about 43 acres (18,700 sq ft) of land, there are 15,000 sq. Ft. , Islamic Foundation Book Sales Center and Ozukhana.
2nd floor main prayer room, conference room, ablution room, toilet, deputy director’s room, accounting room. On the 3rd floor there are separate prayer rooms for men and women, maktab rooms, Islamic research center, rooms for imams, muezzins, servants, teachers and general staff, guest rooms. There are also arches, stairs and a high-rise paradise tower.