In a heart-warming sign that Muslims in Narayanganj district are jointly celebrating the Durga Puja with Hindus and two Muslim people were elected as the president of Puja celebration committees this year.
Noted, Muslims and Hindus in the district had never engaged in riot and used to live like brothers.
According to district puja celebration committee information, this year, 196 Puja pavilions had been set up in district, while 65 in the city.
Sources said, Masudur Rahman Masum and Monjur Hossain were elected as the presidents of Nitaiganj Projonmo Prottasha Puja Celebration Committee and Khanpur Siddhir Gopal Akhra Puja Celebration Committee in the city, respectively.
Shonkar Shah, president of District Puja celebration committee, who was the president of Nitaiganj Projonmo Prottasha Puja Celebration Committee, before taking charge of the district said: “Masudur Rahman was selected as the president of Nitaiganj Projonmo Prottasha Puja Celebration Committee last year.”
Masudur said: “From our childhood, we have been celebrating Eid and Puja altogether. Religion is for community but festival are for all.”
Monjur Hossain said: “I along with my friends have been clelebrating Eid and Puja from my early life. Later I was selected as the president of Khanpur Siddhir Gopal Akhra Puja Celebration Committee.”
Rabbi Mia, Deputy Commissiner of the district, hoped that this year people from all religions will celebrate puja with joy.
In the meantime, Muslim youths in the district will involve themselves in the task of ensuring security for Puja pavilions (mandap).