DHAKA: On the occasion of Buddha Purnima, which marks Lord Buddha's birth, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and President Abdul Hamid greeted the nation. Bangladesh will mark the occasion in person for the first time in two years on Sunday, following a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Prime Minister invited everyone to work together to develop the practise and bond of communal peace in Bangladesh in her address. "I hope that through supporting and nurturing Gautam Buddha's ideas, everyone may contribute to making Bangladesh a peaceful country," she stated.
President Hamid, on his part, said that "Since ancient times, Buddhist civilisation and culture have been inextricably linked to the people of Bengal. Its prominent examples include Paharpur and Mainamati Shalbon in Bihar ".
He asked the Buddhist community, on the other hand, to participate in the festivities while adhering to health guidelines in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19.