Durga Puja begins with holy Mohalaya


PV Desk : The five-day long Sharadiya Durga Puja, the biggest religious festival of Hindus, began today in the city and as elsewhere in the district amid enthusiasm and due solemnity.

A total of 1,783 puja mandaps, including 266 in city, have already been set up this year at 15 upazilas of the district.

Police, district administration and leaders of Hindu community are on frequent touch and exchanging views with each other so that Durga Puja will be celebrated in peaceful manner like previous years, community and administration sources said.

Metropolitan and district police in the wake of Rohingya crisis in the country has taken up stringent measures so that none can hamper the festivity of the largest religious festival over Rohingya issue.

Both district and Chittagong Metropolitan Police (CMP) have already cancelled leaves of all police officials, excluding members of Hindu community, and opened separate control rooms at their respective headquarters to monitor the situation.

All the entry points of the city like Shah Amanat Bridge, City Gate and Oxygen area in the port city were brought under tight security measures with CCTV monitoring, CMP sources said.