Dhaka, Bangladesh
Over 469 tonnes of rice for Rangpur puja mandaps

Over 469 tonnes of rice for Rangpur puja mandaps

RANGPUR, oct 1, 2020 (BSS) – The district administration is distributing 469.50 tonnes of rice among 939 Puja mandaps erected in the district to assist the Sanaton community in celebrating their greatest religious festival of Durga Puja this year. Officials said the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief allocated 500- kilogram special general relief rice for each of the 939 Puja mandaps erected in Rangpur city, three municipalities and eights upazilas of the district. “The district administration with assistance of upazila administrations and authorities of local units of Bangladesh Puja Udjapon Parishad (BPUP) is distributing the rice,” District Relief and Rehabilitation Officer (DRRO) ATM Akhteruzzaman told BSS today. As elsewhere in the country, celebrations of the ‘Sharodiyo’ Durga Puja festival will begin from October 22 to end on October 26 next through carnival of the ‘Bijoya Dashami’ with immersion of the idols of goddess Durga in the district. “Under the programme, 133 tonnes of the general relief rice is being distributed among the authorities of 266 Puja mandaps erected in Rangpur city corporation area and Sadar upazila of the district,” the DRRO said. Under the programme, 64,500 tonnes of rice is being distributed among 129 Puja mandaps in Mithapukur upazila, 47.50 tonnes among 95 Puja mandaps in Pirganj upazila including Pirganj municipality, 43.50 tonnes among 87 Puja mandaps in Pirgachha and 29 tonnes of ice among 58 Puja mandaps in Kawnia upazila including Haragachh municipality. Besides, 52.50 tonnes of rice is being distributed among 105 Puja mandaps in Gangachara upazila, 64 tonnes among 128 Puja mandaps in Badarganj upazila including Badarganj municipality and 35.50 tonnes of rice among 71 Puja mandaps in Taraganj upazila. “The process of distribution of the allocated general relief rice is expected to complete before the beginning of celebrations of the festivity among the authorities of all 939 Puja mandap authorities across the district,” the DRRO added. Talking to BSS today, President of district unit BPUP Ajoy Prasad Babon and its General Secretary Dhiman Bhattacharya thanked the government for allocating the rice to assist the Sanaton community people of the district in celebrating Durga Puja.

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