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Preparations afoot for Durga Puja in Narsingdi

NARSINGDI, Sept 13, 2017 (BSS) - Adequate preparations for peaceful
celebration of Durga Puja, the largest religious festival of the Bangali Hindu Community, is progressing fast in the district.

District Puja Udjapon Parishad and district administration officials said the five-day festival will begin on September 26 and conclude on September 30 through the immersion of idols in rivers.

President of the District Puja Udjapon Committee Professor Surjakantha Das told BSS today that a total of 324 puja mandaps would be erected in the six upazilas of the district this year.

Of them, 97 puja mandaps would be erected in Sadar upazila including 31 in Narsingdi pourashava and 14 in Madhobdi pourashava, 68 in Shibpur upazila, 61 in Raipura upazila, 43 in Monohardi upazila, 37 in Polash upazila and 18 in Belabo upazila.

Artists and idol-makers are passing busy time for making idols of the Goddess Durga.

Meanwhile, a preparatory meeting to celebrate the festival peacefully was held at the conference room of Deputy Commissioner here on September 11 with Deputy Commissioner Dr. Subash Chandra Biswas in the chair.

Superintendent of District Police Amena Begum BPM, Additional Deputy
Commissioner (General) Mozammal Hoque, Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) ADM Shaiful Islam, Former Principals of Narsingdi Govt College Professor Mohammad Ali and Golam Mostafa, President of Puja Udjapon Committee Professor Surjakantha Das and General Secretary Dipak Das were present.