President and Prime Minister greet Buddhists in Pravarana Purnima


In separate messages they wished success to all festival programs

President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina greeted Buddhists on the occasion of their second largest religious holiday, the sacred “Pravarana Purnima” and the “Kathin Chibar Dan” (yellow robe offering ceremony) of a month that begins on Wednesday.

In separate messages on Tuesday, they wished all festival programs success.

In his message, the president said that Gautam Buddha preached the eternal message of equality, friendship, compassion, friendship, universal peace and humanity in building a peaceful world.

“Buddha’s non-violent words and love of life are still widely admired in the world. His ideal of sacrifice is full of humanity,” he said.

The essence of Buddhism can play an important role in establishing world peace, said Abdul Hamid.

He said that for thousands of years, Buddhist tradition, culture and heritage have mixed with the soil and the people of Bangladesh.

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The president described Bangladesh as a country of community harmony and urged people from all communities to play their respective roles to accelerate the pace of national development and progress.

In his message, the Prime Minister wished the nation to imbibe the ideology of Gautam Buddha to establish a “Sonar Bangla” as dreamed by the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

She said that with the spontaneous participation of Buddhists on the occasion of Shubha Pravarana Purnima and the month-long celebration of Katin Chibar Dan (the offering of yellow robes to monks by devotees from the day after Pravarana Purnima will help build unity, solidarity and harmony among all.

The “Shubha Pravarana Purnima and Kathin Chibar Dan” plays an important role in the development of the devotees as true disciples of the Buddha, added Sheikh Hasina.

She said that Gautama Buddha’s message of peace has made an important contribution to the well-being of mankind and to the establishment of world peace.