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PM opens model mosques

News Desk || risingbd.com

Published: 11:45, 10 June 2021   Update: 12:23, 10 June 2021

Coinciding with the ‘Mujib Year’, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has inaugurated 50 model mosques simultaneously across the country with an aim to preach the true message of Islam in order to eliminate religious misconceptions.

The Prime Minister formally inaugurated the mosques through videoconferencing from her official residence Ganabhaban in the capital at 10.30am on Thursday (June 10).

The locations of the mosques inaugurated today in the first phase are at Savar upazila in Dhaka, Madhukhali and Saltha upazilas in Faridpur, Pakundia and Kuliarchar upazilas in Kishoreganj, Shibaloy upazila in Manikganj, Rajbari sadar upazila, Shariatpur sadar and Gosairhat upazilas, Shariakandi, Sherpur and Kahaloo upazilas in Bogura, Sapahar and Porsha upazilas in Naogaon, Sirajganj district and sadar upazila, Chatmohar upazila in Pabna, Godagari and Paba upazilas in Rajshahi, Khansama and Birol in Dinajpur, Patgram upazila in Lalmonirhat, Panchagarh sadar and Debiganj upazilas, Rangpur district, sadar upazila, Mithapukur, Pirgonj and Badargonj upazilas, Haripur upazila in Thakurgaon, Subarnachar upazila in Noakhali, Gafargaon and Tarakanda upazilas in Mymensingh, Chattogram district, Lohagara, Mirsharai and Sandwip upazilas, Jamalpur sadar and Islampur upazilas, Nabinagar and Bijoynagar upazilas in Brahmanbaria, Bhola sadar, Dakshinsurma upazila in Sylhet, Daudkandi upazil in Comilla, Panchari upazila in Khagrachhari, Kushtia sadar, Khulna district, Kachua upazila in Chandpur, Rajapur upazila in Jhalakathi and Chuadanga sadar upazila.

Besides, 100 more model mosques will also be inaugurated by the end of this year marking the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Some 50 mosques are being prepared under the landmark 560 model mosque considered to be the world’s largest mosques project for inauguration in September under the second phase and another 50 will be opened in December under the third phase.

Imbued with the spirit of Islam and following the footsteps of Father of the Nation, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has come up with the idea of constructing the 560 model mosques across the country at the cost of Taka 8,722 crore.

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