Bangladesh example of communal harmony: Shahriar

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PV Desk : State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam, MP, here on Friday said Bangladesh is an instance of communal harmony as people of all faiths have been observing their respective religious festivals with liberty for long.

He viewed that the present government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been working relentlessly so that people of all religions can live with peace and enjoy equal rights.

He was addressing a number of public gatherings while visiting puja mondaps to mark the celebration of Sarodiyo Durga Puja at Bagha and Charghat Upazilas in the district as the chief guest.

Greeting members of the Hindu community, the state minister called for following the ideals and teachings of Goddesses Durga to maintain peace, harmony and stability in the society.

He urged people of all religions to further strengthen the existing fraternity and friendly bonding with a view to ensuring national advancement and prosperity.

During the visit, the state minister distributed around Taka four lakh as financial grant among 78 puja mondaps authorities.