Sri Sri Jagannath Deb's Snan Yatra Mahotsav was organized by the International Krishna Bhavanamrita Sangha (ISCON).
The event was inaugurated by ISKCON Bangladesh Senior Vice President ISKCON Rangpur Principal Shrimad Bhaktipriyam Gadadhar Goswami Maharaj, with Helal Akbar Chowdhury Babor, former Deputy Finance Secretary of Central Juba League, speaking as the special guest.
He said that in order to commemorate the advent of Jagannath Deb, a special bathing procession of Jagannath Deb is organized on the full moon day of the month of Jaish. According to the Skandha Purana, the festival of bathing started from the time when King Indradumna established the wooden idol of Jagannath Deb. The day of the bathing procession is celebrated as the date of birth or birth of Jagannath Deb.
Bangladesh is a non-communal state. Bangladesh is moving forward at a relentless pace with the indomitable courage of the people's leader Sheikh Hasina.
Leader of the people Sheikh Hasina set a precedent in building a non-communal state free from militancy. We are Bengalis irrespective of religion or caste. This is our big identity. This is the ideal of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. I hold this ideal in my heart.
Chinmoy Krishna Das, ISKCON Divisional Secretary of Chattogram, Mr. Pandit Gadadhar Das, Principal, Nandankan Sri Sri Radhamadhab Mandir, Taran Nityananda Das, General Secretary of Nandankan Sri Sri Radhamadhab Mandir, Councilor Pulak Khastagir were present on the occasion.