GAIBANDHA, May 25 (BSS): Speakers at a function here underscored the need for promoting religious harmony among all religions to build a happy, prosperous and peaceful model country.
"Bangladesh has set a bright instance of religious harmony in the world as people of all faiths are now living in the country amid peace and tranquility", they also said.
They made the comments while addressing an inaugural session of a daylong training on 'Religious Harmony and Mass Awareness' at the Circuit House hallroom of the town on Thursday morning.
The Ministry of Religious Affairs arranged the training under Religious Harmony and Mass awareness project in cooperation with district administration and Islamic Foundation, Gaibandha.
Deputy Commissioner (DC) Md. Oliur Rahman addressed the function as the chief guest and police super Md. Kamal Hossain spoke at the event as the special guest while ADC-General Sushanta Kumar Mahato presided over the ceremony.
Earlier, deputy director of Islamic Foundation here Md. Mirajul Islam made a welcome speech.
DC Oliur Rahman said a true religious person can never disrespect another religion.
All should remain alert against those who want to create instability using the name of the Islam, the DC said.
Priests, leaders of Hindu, Buddha, Christian Oikyo Parishad and journalists took part in the training.