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State minister: Bangladesh is a country of communal harmony

  • Published at 01:46 pm August 24th, 2019
M Shahriar Alam
File photo of State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar AlamCourtesy

He attended different Janmashtami events as a chief guest

State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam has called Bangladesh a country of communal harmony saying people from all faiths have been performing their respective religions freely.

“Bangladesh is a unique example of communal harmony as people of all religions live with equal rights, peace and tranquillity along with performing their respective religious culture,” he said.

He was addressing different gatherings at several Hindu temples in Bagha and Charghat upazila of the district as the chief guest on Janmashtami, one of the major festivals of Hindu community, on Thursday

He also led different colourful rallies and distributed sweets among the devotees marking the celebration. 

Hundreds of Hindu devotees including male, female and children joined the religious processions from different temples carrying banners, festoons and placards. 

While greeting the Hindu community, the state minister called for peace, harmony and stability in the society by following the ideals and teachings of Lord Krishna.

He also urged to further strengthen the existing fraternity and friendly bonding among the people of all religions with a view to ensure national advancement and prosperity.