Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today felicitated the Hindu community on the occasion of Durga Puja.
The prime minister, in her message, said that the autumnal Durga Puja is not only a festival of Hindus, rather it has turned into a universal festival.
"Elimination of evil forces and adoration of truth and beauty are the main characteristics of Durga Puja," she said.
Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh is a safe abode for people irrespective of caste and creed and religion.
She called for celebrating the festival imbued with the spirit that religions are of communities but festivals are universal.
"‘People of every religion and ethnicity have equal rights under our constitution’," she said.