BSS, Dhaka :
Janmashtami, the birth celebration of Sri Krishna and one of the major festivals of the Hindu community, will be observed across the country on Friday with due religious fervour and enthusiasm.
According to Hindu Puran (mythology), Sri Krishna (Lord) was born on the eighth tithi of Shukla Pakkha (fortnight of the new moon) in the
Bangla month of Bhadra and he takes birth in ages in the world to safeguard the good and pious people from the hands of malevolence people by establishing truth, justice and beauty in the society. Different religious, cultural and social organisations have chalked out elaborate programmes in observance of the Janmashtami.
The day is a public holiday.
National dailies will publish special articles while Bangladesh Betar, Bangladesh Television, other private TV channels and radio stations will air special programmes highlighting various aspects of the eventful life of Sri Krishna.
In separate messages, President Md Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina greeted the members of the Hindu community on the occasion of Janmashtami and wished all success of the programmes.
Besides, President Abdul Hamid will exchange greetings with eminent citizens of Hindu community at Bangabhaban from 11am on Friday.
Bangladesh Puja Udjapan Parisad and Mahanagar Sarbajanin Puja Committee have taken a two-day programme at the Dhakeshwari National Temple from Friday.
The programme includes prayer for welfare of the nation and the country through Sri Geeta Jagya at 8 am on Friday while the traditional Janmashtami procession will be brought out from the national temple at 3 pm.