Hindustan Surkhiyan Desk:Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today suggested Myanmar to take lesson from the prevailing religious harmony in Bangladesh.
“I think that Myanmar should take lesson from Bangladesh that how a country could be run by maintaining (traditional) religious harmony,” she said.
The prime minister was addressing a view-exchange meeting with the Buddhist religious leaders and distinguished persons of the community on the occasion of the Buddha Prurnima at her official Ganabhaban residence here this afternoon.
Buddhist Religious Welfare Trust under the Ministry of Religious Affairs arranged the function.
Religious Affairs Minister Principal Matiur Rahman presided over the function, while State Minister for Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs Ministry Bir Bahadur Ushwe Sing, Vice-Chairman of the Buddhist Welfare Trust Shupto Bhushan Barua, Deputy Office Secretary of Bangladesh Awami League Barrister Biplab Barua, Buddhist Sangha Nayak Suddhananda Mahathero, Upo Sangha Raj Satyapriyo Mohathero, Joint Secretary General of Swadhinata Chikitsak Parishad Uttam Kumar Barua, Dean of the European School of Law in London and Bangladesh Supreme Court lawyer Prashanta Bhushon Barua spoke on the occasion.
Trustee of the Buddhist Religious Welfare Trust Dayal Kumar Barua delivered the welcome address.
Earlier, the Buddhist religious leaders greeted the prime minister by presenting bouquets to her.
Vice-Chairman of the Budhist Welfare Trust Shupto Bhushan Barua presented a statue of the Lord Buddha to the prime minister, while Director of Shaheed Suhrawardhy Medical College Hospital and Joint Secretary General of Swadhinata Chikitsak Parishad Uttam Kumar Barua handed over an oil painting on Bangabandhu to the premier.
On behalf of the trust, Dayal Kumar Barua handed over a cheque for Taka 5 lakh to the prime minister for her relief and welfare fund for the assistance of forcibly displaced Rohingya people.