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Buddhism symbolises peace, tolerance and humanism

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The religion of Buddhism has become a symbol of peace, harmony, tolerance, non- violence and humanism with no record of wrongdoing since inception of the great religion.The observations were made at a discussion arranged in observance of the greatest Manottam Kathin Chibardan Utsab and religious congregation of the Adibashi Buddhist community at Shahapur Mohabon Buddhist Temple under Pirganj upazila on Tuesday afternoon.Organised by Uttarbanga Adibashi Buddhist Federation (UABF), Adibashi Buddhist devotees from all over the northern region participated in the religious festival since the morning.The celebration began with hoisting of the national and religious flags followed by Sheel Grohan, Buddhist Puja, Sanghadan and Probrozzya of Aboriginal Kulputros, offering special prayers for welfare of the humankind and cultural functions Principal of Moyna Moti Nabo Shalbon Buddhist Temple and Chief Adviser of UABF Sreemot Sheel Bhadra Mohathero presided over the discussion in the second session of the congregation and festivity.President of Pirganj upazila unit of Awami League Motaharul Haque Bablu and its General Secretary Tazimul Islam Shamim attended as the chief and special guests respectively.General Secretary of UABF Baiddonath Tappo delivered welcome speech narrating the chronological history of Buddhist religion in Bengal and termed Buddhism as a religion of peace and non-violence.He appreciated the efforts of the present government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to build up a non-communal and developed digital Bangladesh through ensuring equal rights and developments of all people irrespective of caste, creed and religion.Tazimul Islam Shamim said people of this soil enjoy full religious freedom in performing and conducting their own religious rituals and the present government is committed to uphold the core spirit of the War of Liberation in establishing a secular society.The chief guest said the government has taken various steps for enhancing developments of all citizens, including the ethnic minorities through ensuring education and nurturing cultures to make them worthy citizens with equal rights.He asked the ethnic minority people to send their children to schools and take part in building a Sonar Bangla as dreamt by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by realising the Vision 2021 as envisioned by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.BSS, Rangpur

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