Christmas day, the biggest religious festival of the Christian community, celebrated in all the churches and Christian hamlets under five upazilas of Netrokona district amid festivity and due religious fervor on Saturday.
The five upazilas are Durgapur, Kalmakanda, Purbadhala, Mohanganj and Netrakona sader.
On the occasion, all the churches have been decorated with colorful balloons, flowers and Christmas trees. Besides, those churches have also been illuminated with colorful lights.
Christian community are celebrating the day by holding various programmes including offering special prayers, decorating and illuminating churches and worships and installing makeshift Christmas trees in the churches, worships and houses.
Netrakona district police administration has already taken fool-proof security measures in around all the churches and Christian hamlets to avert any untoward incidents and ensure peaceful celebration of the religious festival, said Superintendent of Police (SP) Netrakona Akber Ali Munshi.
The government has already allocated 74 tonnes of rice for 148 churches of the district to assist the Christian community for celebrating their happy Christmas day with enthusiasm, district administration sources said.
Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner of Netrakona Kazi Mohammad Abdur Rahman in a massage issued here greeted the Christian community on the occasion and requested them to celebrate the day maintaining proper
health guidelines to avert the Covid-19 spread.