The Sanaton community will begin five-day celebrations of their greatest religious festival of the Durga Puja with 'Bodhan' from today in Rangpur division amid due religious fervor and
The Sanaton devotees will start thronging all 5,488 puja Mandaps erected this time in the division from the morning to have a glance at goddess Durga and seek her blessings for their welfare and well-being of humanity as a whole.
The administrations, law enforcement agencies and local units of Bangladesh Puja Udjapon Parishad (BPUP) have taken ample steps to ensure peaceful celebrations of the Durga Puja abiding by the health directives amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Local leaders of BPUP said the five-day celebrations will end on October 5 next with the 'Bijoya Dashami' parade and immersion of the idols of goddess Durga in water bodies.
The district administrations have distributed 500 kilograms of rice among each of the puja mandap authorities in the division to assist the Sanaton community in celebrating their greatest religious festival.
Deputy Inspector General (DIG) for Rangpur Range Police Mohd Abdul Alim Mahmud said special measures have been taken with deployment of police, RAB, Highway Police, Ansar-VDP and community police to ensure peaceful celebrations of the Durga Puja. Local Members of Parliament, Deputy Commissioners, Superintendents of Police, Upazila Nirbahi Officers, politicians, leaders of sociocultural organizations and BPUPs are visiting puja mandaps and extending cooperation to the Sanaton community people.
"We have taken sufficient steps and security measures to ensure peaceful celebrations of the five-day religious festival at all Puja Mandaps across Rangpur division," the DIG added.
Durga Puja will be celebrated at 968 Mandaps in Rangpur, 617 Mandaps in Gaibandha, 532 in Kurigram, 433 in Lalmonirhat, 889 in Nilphamari, 1,285 in Dinajpur, 468 in Thakurgaon and 296 in Panchagarh districts in the division this year.
President of Rangpur district unit of BPUP Ajoy Prasad Babon said the Sanaton community will begin celebrations of the Durga Puja festivity amid huge enthusiasm at all puja Mandaps erected in Rangpur district from today.
Meanwhile, artisans are passing the busiest time at the last moments to give finishing touches to erected idols of goddess Durga with innovative artistic creativity and colors to make those more charming, attractive and beautiful in looks.
After visiting different puja mandaps in Rangpur city today, Sanaton devotees Shyamoli Rani, Sunil Chandra and Pradip Kumar Roy expressed satisfaction over the security steps taken for peaceful celebration of the Durga Puja.
General Secretary of Rangpur district unit of BPUP Dhiman Bhattacharya thanked the government and law enforcement agencies for taking adequate steps to ensure peaceful celebrations of the Durga Puja festival in every puja Mandap.
Similarly, the Sanaton community will start celebrating the five-day Durga Puja festival tomorrow in Panchagarh, Thakurgaon, Dinajpur, Nilphamari, Lalmonirhat, Kurigram and Gaibandha districts of the division.