five-day Durga Puja, the biggest festival of the Hindus, ended on Thursday with
the immersion of idols in the rivers and sea across Bangladesh.
In the morning, Bijoya Dashami -- the last day of the festival -- was
celebrated at around 22,000 puja mandaps across the country.
The day was marked with a public holiday. On the occasion, President Prof Dr
Iajuddin Ahmed and his wife Prof Dr Anwara Begum hosted a reception for the
Hindus at Bangabhaban yesterday.
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