Israt Jahan Panna, Upazila Nirbahi Officer, Hathazari inaugurating plantation programme and distributing saplings at Kuaish Govt Primary School yesterday.
Buddhists celebrate Ashari Purnima
. BSS, Chittagong Buddhists community yesterday celebrated Ashari Purnima, one of their major festivals, in the city as elsewhere in the district with traditional enthusiasm and solemn devotion. Members of the Buddhist community celebrate the purnima in commemoration of renunciation of the earthly life of Prince Siddharta Goutom and preaching of his first sermon among five disciples after attaining supreme enlightenment. The festival bears special significance to the monks who will go to three months long seclusion inside their monasteries for atonement of defilement. The purnima was celebrated in all monasteries and other religious organizations through a daylong programme. The day's programme was heralded with hoisting of the national and religious flags atop all monasteries, chanting of the sacred verses from the Tripitaka.