He urges all to stand by the flood victims so that affected people are not deprived of getting Eid festivities
President M Abdul Hamid has asked all concerned to inspire people to keep households and surroundings clean and put the wastes of the sacrificial animals at proper places for preventing dengue.
He said this while delivering congratulatory speech on Eid-ul-Azha at Bangabhaban on Monday morning.
"If you do not put wastes of sacrificial animals (qurbani) at proper places, it will help increase Aedes mosquitoes breeding ... so keep houses and surroundings clean," he said.
The head of the state said: "You have to keep in mind that anyone's festivity should not become the pain for others in the society."
The Eid-ul-Azha is being celebrated at a time when the country is witnessing the outbreak of dengue infected patients, the president mentioned.
On the occasion of the second biggest religious festivals of the Muslims, President Hamid hosted a reception for the people of all classes and professions, including distinguished people, senior politicians, higher-ranking government officials, foreign diplomats, religious personalities, academics, senior journalists and representatives of the business community.
Referring to the sufferings of the recent flood victims at many places across the country, he urged affluent people to stand by the flood victims so that affected people are not deprived of getting Eid festivities.
Hazrat Ibrahim (AS), the president said, has set an incomparable example of love, obedience and sacrifice to Allah by taking steps to sacrifice his beloved son Hazrat Ismail (AS) as per the directive of Him.
"Qurbani (sacrifice) teaches people how to do sacrifice alongside to have patience... being imbued with the spirit of patience and sacrificial mindset, we have to take lesson from the Eid-ul-Azha in a bid to establish peace and equity in society," President Hamid said.
Noting that the Eid-ul-Azha teaches all to sacrifice and tolerance, Abdul Hamid said should exercise tolerance in their respective works and thoughts to establish peace and welfare in society.
"So do not confine the joys of this Eid-ul-Azha to only a matter of celebration. Try to reflect the lesson of sacrifice in your personal, social and national life and share the cheerfulness amongst all and create a pollution free environment," the head of the state added.
Later, the president also exchanged greetings with the guests and enquired about their wellbeing at the Durbar Hall of the Presidential Palace where the invited guests were entertained with delicious and traditional recipes.
Chief Justice, ministers, advisers, army and navy chief, diplomats, inspector general of police, prominent people, and top-level civil and military officials joined the program.