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Saraswati Puja celebrated in Ctg

Saraswati Puja celebrated in Ctg

CHATTOGRAM, Feb 11: Members of the Hindu community on Sunday celebrated their Saraswati (the goddess of learning) Puja in the city by offering worships to the Debi seeking her blessings for knowledge and wisdom. Different religious, professional and social-cultural organisations organised Bani Archana, discussion meetings, distribution of Prashads, cultural functions and illuminations at temples, educational institutions and other makeshift places for worshipping the goddess. Chattogram Metropolitan and District police control room sources and the Hindu community leaders told the media that the festival was celebrated in the city and district in a peaceful manner, reports BSS. A good number of Hindu religious and cultural organisations organised Bani Archana functions in the city and district throughout the day. On the occasion, a large number of devotees including female students converged at the JM Sen Hall premises, the traditional venue of different religious functions of the Hindu community, and offered worships to the Debi Saraswati seeking her blessings for knowledge. Besides, Bani Archanas were held at Chattogram University, City University College, Chattogram Government College, Hazi Mohammad Mohsin College and a good number of educational institutions celebrating the Puja.A series of programmes were held at Ramkrishna Sebasrham in the city with beginning of Puja in the morning followed by Puspanjali, distributions of Prashads and singing religious songs.During the Saraswati Puja, parents introduced their children to alphabets through 'Hate Khori' ceremony.The priest gives children a pen made of Kans flower and symbolic ink. The children start their formal learning by writing on a clay pot.Other programmes included drawing competition for children.

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