Satkhira wears festive look ahead of Modi’s visit

Published : 12 Mar 2021 10:10 PM | Updated : 13 Mar 2021 02:15 PM

Shymnagar upazila of Satkhira wears a festive mood as the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to visit a temple and participate in puja (worship) at Iswaripur of Shyamnagar on March-27. 

The Indian Prime Minister will arrive in Dhaka to attend the Golden Jubilee of Independence Day functions on March-26. 

On March-27, PM Narendra Modi will visit Joshoreshwari Kali Mandir (Temple) at Ishwaripur and offer prayer (puja) there. He will arrive at the Jashoreshwari Kali Devi Temple at 9-50 AM where he will stay for 20- minute and then fly for Gopalganj through helicopter at 10-10 AM.

It is learnt, Jashoreswari Kali Temple at Shyamnagar is one of the 51 power-seats of the Hindu community. Narendra Modi will visit to watch this power-seat at Ishwaripur in Shyamnagar upazila of Satkhira district.

Meanwhile, a festive mood is visible elsewhere at Ishwaripur union and near the Ishwaripur Kalimandir area of Shyamnagar upazila following the news of visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A three-tiered security measure has been clamped to ensure security in the area. 

Three helipads have been constructed on the playground of Sobhan Secondary School and to a nearby field. Old structures of Ishwaripur Bazaar and adjacent areas of the temple are getting facelift under the supervision of LGED. Moreover, a high-powered tranformer has been set up to ensure uniterrupted power supply in the area. The temple is also getting a facelift. 

Already several security personnel from India and Bangladesh have visited the spot. 

Upazila Nirbahi Officer of Shyamnagar ANM Abu Jar Gifari informed, all are being set to make Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Shamnagar a success. According to the directives of the Deputy Commissioner of Satkhira, they were regularly visiting the Kalimandir areas and the under-construction helipads.

Officer in charge of Shyamnagar Police station Nazmul Huda said, in accordance with the directives of the Superintendent of Police of Satkhira, the security measures of Shymnagar has been beefed up.  

Chief Priest of Joshoreswari Kali Mandir Dilip Mukherjee said, the Shyama Kali puja is observed in the temple every year. Moreover, puja and prayers are offered in the temple on every Saturday and Tuesday of the week.