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Over 500 grassroots people at a folk-show on Tuesday expressed their commitment of resisting terrorism and militancy collectively.
They also took oath of supplementing the government efforts for freeing the country from the curse of terrorism and militancy.
Agriculture Sustainable and Socio-Economic Development Organization (ASSEDO) organised the folk-show ‘Gamvira’ on Dogachhi Government Primary School playground under Nachole upazila of Rajshahi.
The function was arranged in association with a project titled “Countering Radicalisation of Religious Ideologies through Edutainment and Youth Engagement’ which is being implemented in the area with financial support from High Commission of Canada in Bangladesh. The Gamvira performers disseminated and highlighted various messages of deadly consequences of terrorism and militancy among the attending people both males and females. Nachole Upazila Parishad Chairman Abdul Kader and its Vice-chairman Mujibur Rahman addressed the session as guests of honour with headmaster of the school Mahmuda Khatun in the chair. ASSEDO Executive Director Rabiul Alam and Programme Manager Ajahar Ali addressed the meeting as a focal person.
The speakers mentioned that Islam is a religion of peace. Islam never supports terrorism and militancy. They urged the participating people to disseminate their ideas and knowledge acquired from the programme to their fellow-villagers so that the crimes could be eradicated from the society as a whole.