Govt working to establish non communal Bangladesh: Abdullah

State Minister for Religious Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Wednesday said that to establish a non-communal Bangladesh the government is working relentlessly, reports BSS.

“Bangabandhu knew the inconsistency and ineffectiveness of a religion- based state. Thus, secularism was included as one of the fundamental principles of the Constitution after he led Bangladesh’s way to independence… Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s government is working sincerely to make Bangladesh a non-communal country”, an official press release quoted him saying that while presiding over the 81st board meeting of the Buddhist Religious Welfare Trust, at his office.

A decision was taken to make a specified policy regarding the distribution of the grants and aids of the Buddhist Religious Welfare Trust, at the meeting.

It was also decided at the meeting that, the chairman and the members of the trust will meet Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on May 11 and President Md. Abdul Hamid on May 18 on the occasion of the Buddha Purnima.

Also, The Buddha Religious Welfare Trust decided to organize a peace rally on May 17.

Vice Chairman of the trust Supta Voshon Barua, secretary to the religious affairs ministry Md. Anisur Rahman, trustees – Dayal Kumar Barua Deepak, Bikash Chakma, Maung Kyaw Ching Chowdhury, Khin Maung Hla Rakhine, Diponkar Barua Pintu and Dalim Kumar Barua– were also present at the meeting, among others.