Live Correspondent: President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today greeted members of the Christian community on the occasion of Christmas, the greatest religious festival of the Christians commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ.
In a message, President Abdul Hamid called for further consolidating the tradition of religious harmony in the country. He said Jesus Christ had invited the derailed people to the path of truth and justice. The President preached that the path of salvation lies in love, services, forgiveness, compassion and sympathy, the President said.
Bangladesh is a country of communal harmony where the people are tied with the bond of love and friendship, he said. He lauded the contribution of the Christian community to the development of education and society in the country.
The President called upon all to work together to build a happy, prosperous and non-communal Bangladesh.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in her message, called upon the people irrespective of caste, creed and religions to come forward to expedite the development activities of the country.
“One of the goals of Jesus Christ was to establish justice and peace in the world to make an exploitation-free society,” she said adding that Great Christ had sacrificed for the endangered and hungry people.
“Bangladesh is a country of communal harmony. People of all classes are enjoying full freedom in exercising their respective religious activities,” the Prime Minister added. She hoped that the Christmas will further strengthen the relations between the Christians and the people of other communities.
Dhaka, 24 Dec. (campuslive24.com) // IH