RAJSHAHI, Oct 18: At least 19,000 Ansars were deployed along with the law enforcement agencies for 3, 000 Puja Mandaps here to ensure security and celebrate Durga Puja festival unhampered in Rajshahi division. They would do their duty from October 19 to October 23 during the worship in every Puja Mandaps of the division, confirmed press release.
In the meantime, Ansar and VDP Major General Nazim Uddin has employed 1 lakh 61, 388 civilians have already been taken in the preparation of the deployment of the Ansar including both men and women across the country this year, according to the decision of government.
Pabitra Kumar Saha, the Rajshahi Division Range Director who lead the employment of 18,880 men and women of the Ansar in 3,253 Puja Mandaps at eight district of the division.
Among them, 413 Puja Mandaps including Rajshahi city 2,310 Ansars were employed, 704 Ansar in 121 Puja Mandaps in Chapainawabganj, 4,014 Ansar in 707 Puja Mandaps in Naogaon, 2,022 Ansar in 346 Puja Mandaps in Natore, 2,600 Ansar in 454 Puja Mandaps in Sirajganj, 3,406 Ansar in 605 Puja Mandaps in Bogra and 1,620 Ansar in 273 Puja Mandaps in Joypurhat. There are 945 risky Puja Mandaps were identified in eight district of the division this year.
Among them, 71 Puja Mandaps in Rajshahi including 13 in city, 37 in Chapainawabganj, 211 in Naogaon, 107 in Natore, 139 in Pabna, 140 in Sirajganj, 143 in Bogra and 84 in Joypurhat district.