Rangpur, September 14: Jatiya Sangshad Speaker Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, MP, on Saturday said the present government is constructing 500 model mosques across the country.“The model mosques are being built in the sole efforts of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The mosques will play important role in infusing human values to future generations on way to build a peaceful, prosperous and enlightened society,” she said.
The Speaker made these observations while laying foundation stone of the ‘Pirganj Model Mosque and Islamic Cultural Centre’ at Laldighee Bazar in Pirganj upazila of the district as the chief guest.
The Public Works Department is implementing construction works of the ‘Pirganj Model Mosque and Islamic Cultural Centre’ at a cost of around Taka 12 crore.
The Speaker said these mosques would ensure more facilities for pious Muslims to conduct religious activities, rituals and studies in the library there peacefully in congenial atmosphere.
“The Present government has given priority in building these model mosques where the Musollis will conduct their five time prayers daily and children get facilities for religious education,” she said.
Earlier, Dr. Shirin paid floral tribute at the grave of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s husband and nuclear scientist with international repute, Dr. M A Wazed Miah, at his family graveyard in his ancestral village of Laldighee Fatehpur in Pirganj upazila.
The Speaker offered Fateha and participated in the doa and special munajats there seeking forgiveness and eternal peace for the departed soul of Dr. M A Wazed Miah.
Later, Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury inaugurated a month-long training course on sewing machines for 25 unemployed women at Pirganj Sadar union parishad hall room in Pirganj upazila.
Pirganj Upazila Nirbahi Officer TMA Momin, Pirganj Municipal Mayor and General Secretary of Pirganj upazila Awami League (AL), Tazimul Islam Shamim, Upazila parishad chairman Noor Mohammad Mondal, Senior Vice-president of district AL Chhayadat Hossain Bakul, Cultural Affairs Secretary Shahidul Islam Pintu, Member of Distinct Council Monayem Sarkar Manu, Vice-chairman of Pirganj upazila parishad Shafiqul Islam Milon Mondal, Acting President of Pirganj upazila AL Acting President Advocate Azizul Islam Ranga and District Chhatra League President Mehedee Hasan Rony, among others, were present.