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RCC to provide Tk 10,000 to each Puja mandap in Rajshahi

BSS, Rajshahi
RCC to provide Tk 10,000 to each Puja mandap in Rajshahi

Like the previous year, Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) will also extend Taka 10,000 to each of the Puja mandaps in the city this year aims at making the forthcoming Celebration of Durga Puja, largest religious festival of the Hindu community, more festive and enthusiastic among the devotees.

City Mayor AHM Khairuzzaman Liton revealed this while addressing a meeting with all the officials concerned including the leaders and members of puja udjapan parishad to mark the ensuing Sharodiya Durga Puja-2020 at the city bhaban conference hall here on Saturday afternoon as the chief guest.

He also announced that the city bhaban and the important crossings of the city will be eliminated on the occasion.

Besides, closed-circuit cameras will be added to all the immersion points side by side with full-proof security.

With RCC Ward Councilor Belal Ahmed in the chair, the meeting was addressed, among others, by Additional Deputy Commissioner Shariful Haque and Deputy Commissioner of Rajshahi Metropolitan Police Sazid Hossain.

The meeting was told that the Durgotsob will be celebrated in 69 Puja mandaps in the city this year from October 22 to 26. Each of the Puja mandap was given 500 kilograms of rice by the district relief and rehabilitation office this year.

Mayor Liton urged the puja committee leaders to set up closed circuit cameras in the important puja mandaps alongside metal detectors in the main entrances.

There should be separate gates for male and female.

He asked the police administration to keep close coordination with the puja committee round the clock. He also gave instruction to the traffic division to enhance traffic management.

“We have to put in our level best efforts to ensure communal harmony for all faiths in each of the puja mandaps,” he added.

Meanwhile, preparation for celebrating the Durga Puja is going on everywhere in the metropolis at present. People of the community are passing their busiest days with the works of decorating and painting idols and Puja mandaps ahead of their festival.

Idol makers commonly known as Pauls are passing their busy days in the final touch works of idols of Hindu deities. With only five days left, the Pauls are working round the clock to make sure that the idols are ready in time.

Decorations of temples, lighting, and setting up of mandaps are expected to turn the city into a festive look within the next couple of days.

Police administration has chalked out elaborate security measures to make the celebration a total success.

“We have adopted tight security measures to make the Rajshahi city’s Durga Puja celebration festive and successful,” said Sazid Hossain.

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