Non-communal spirit BD’s biggest achievement: PM
Published : Tuesday, 8 October, 2019 at 12:00 AM Count : 809
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday said it is a big achievement for Bangladesh that the people of this land have been maintaining non-communal spirit.
She came up with the remark while visiting capital's Ramkrishna Mission on the occasion of Durga Puja, the largest festival of the Hindu community.
Kazi Firoze Rashid, MP and Inspector General of Police Dr Mohammad Javed Patwary also spoke at the programme.
Principal of Ramkrishna Math and Secretary of Ramkrishna Mission, Swami Purnamtananda Maharaj delivered the welcome address on the occasion.
The Prime Minister also visited Dhakeshwari Temple at Lalbagh area. The PM said, "We always say religions are for individuals but festivals are for all. We all together celebrate our festivals. It's a big achievement in Bangladesh that we've learnt to move with a non-communal spirit."
Recalling the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, she said, all people -- Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists and Christians -- irrespective of their religions fought shoulder to shoulder and liberated the country sacrificing their lives.
"So, we always wanted people from all religions to perform their respective religious rituals independently with dignity in this independent Bangladesh. And we've been able to create such an environment," said the Prime Minister.
People irrespective of their religion, caste and creed celebrate Pahela Baishakh and Bangla Nababarsha and the government also provides Pahela Baishakh allowance.
People respect the religion of each other here, she added.