Janmashtami, one of the biggest religious festivals of Hindu community on the birthday of Lord Krishna, was celebrated in all the seven upazilas of Gaibandha district with due religious fervor and much enthusiasm on Thursday.
According to Hindu belief, Lord Krishna came on the earth to destroy evil and establish in triumph of good. So, the teachings of Krishna are very important to establish peace and prosperity in the trouble-torn word. His preaching in Bhagvad Geeta is still the guiding light for the followers of the Hindu religion.
Marking the day, district unit of Bangladesh Puja Utjapan Parishad (BPUP) chalked out elaborate programmes in cooperation with the district administration.
The programmes included worship of Lord Krishna, geeta jagya, bringing out rally, distribution of Prasad and sweets.
Apart from it, a discussion meeting was also held on the premises of Kalibari Matri Angon Temple of the town here around 10 am with president of BPUP district unit Principal Paresh Chandra Sarker in the chair.
DC Md. Oliur Rahman addressed the meeting as the chief guest while Superintendent of Police (SP) Muhammad Towhidul Islam and President of Hindu Bouddha Christian Oikya Parishad Ranajit Kumar Surja Bakshi spoke at the event as
Speaking on the occasion, the DC said the communal harmony in the country is excellent as the Hindus and the Muslims live here peacefully over the decades.
He also urged all to continue communal harmony to build a happy and prosperous "Sonar Bangla" as envisioned by Father of the Nation and Architect of the country's independence Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Later, a prayer of Lord Krishna was done.
A large number of Hindu religious leaders and devotees participated in the programmes.