Minister of Information and Broadcasting and Joint General Secretary of Awami League. Hasan Mahmud said, ‘Bangladesh is a country of communal harmony. Among them, Rangunia has created a unique example of communal harmony.’
‘Here Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists, Christians – all together are one. We are all brothers, we all walk together, eat together, celebrate together. I hope that this example of harmony will spread across the country and the world.’
The minister said these things in the speech of the chief guest on Friday afternoon at the Rangunia Upazila Auditorium of Chittagong, in a virtual connection to the check distribution ceremony of the special donation by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to various Buddhist monasteries for the religious festival of the Buddhists.
Sumangal Mahasthbir, President of the Upazila Buddhist Association, presided over the event. Upazila Parishad Chairman Swajan Kumar Talukdar was the inaugural function. Ranjan Barua, Trustee of Buddhist Religious Welfare Trust gave the welcome speech.
Chittagong North District Awami League Member Aktar Hossain Khan, Upazila Jubo League President Shamsuddoha Sikder Arju, Rangunia Sangharaj Bhikkhu Samity Secretary General Sunanda Mahather, Rangunia Buddhist Kristi Prakhara Sangh President Gnanavansh Mahather, Sanghraj Bhikkhu Samity Religious Secretary Dipankar Ther, Organizing Secretary Nandashri Bhikkhu spoke as special guests. etc.
Abhijit Talukder Papel and Anvesha Barua Chaiti hosted the event.
Dr. Hasan Mahmud also said, ‘After you elected me as MP, I tried to help various religious institutions of all religious communities. Not only from the Buddhist Welfare Trust, but also from other budgets, support to various institutions of the Buddhist community continues. Similarly, allocation is being given to Muslim and Hindu religious institutions by the government. Apart from this, allocation has also been given to the tribal communities of Rangunia and their places of worship through special allocation. In this way, I am trying to stand by the people of all communities in Rangunia.
Later, donation checks of Tk 20,000 were handed over to 48 Buddhist monasteries in Rangunia.