22, Oct 2015
At Durgapur village in this sub-division where Muslims constitute 90 per cent of the population, the community actively participated in the puja in making idols.
By: PTI | Agartala | Published:October 22, 2015 2:39 pm
Setting an example of harmony amid the country’s communal tension, several Durga Pujas in Tripura are being organised by the Muslim community.
The big budget puja of the ‘Blood Drop’ club in the Sonamura sub-division of Sipahijala district was held under the guidance of a Muslim president of the puja committee.
“In this Hindu majority area, they have elected me as President of the Puja Committee for the past three consecutive years. From my childhood I have been involved with the Durga Puja because I have never felt that it is for the Hindus only. We organize the puja, eat and share the joy jointly,” said Basirudding Bhuyan, President of the Puja Committee.
“Even your question comes unusual to me, because I have never faced such query in my locality that how a Muslim could be a puja committee president,” he said.