Information and Broadcasting Minister. Hasan Mahmud said Bangabandhu’s daughter Sheikh Hasina is not only a symbol of liberation war consciousness, democracy or development progress, she is a tangible symbol of non-communal consciousness. “Religious festivals in our country are not limited to people of certain religions,” he said. People of all religions participate in it. Although these are religious festivals, they have become a part of our culture. So today I would say, communal evil; Sheikh Hasina has no choice but to suppress those who occasionally get upset. He was speaking as the chief guest at the inaugural function of ‘Shubh Buddhist Purnima National Conference Peace Procession and Harmony Festival-2022’ organized by Bangladesh Buddhist Cultural Council on the occasion of Buddhist Purnima, the main religious festival of Buddhists. The Information Minister said that this state of ours has been created after the communal state system came out of Pakistan. But after the assassination of Bangabandhu on 15th August, 1975, the non-communal consciousness of our state has been destroyed, the poison of communalism has been spread in the state, and attempts have been made to turn the state into a communal state.
He said that after Bangabandhu Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina took power in 1996, he took many initiatives to bring back the non-communal consciousness and brought it back. . At the time, the President of the Bangladesh Buddhist Cultural Council, Professor. State Minister for Religion Faridul Haque Khan, Office Secretary of Bangladesh Awami League Barrister Biplob Barua, President of Bangladesh Hindu-Buddhist-Christian Unity Parishad Nim Chandra Bhowmik and many others also spoke in the presidency of Uttam Kumar Barua. Later, the Minister of Information and the Minister of Religious Affairs announced the inauguration of the program by flying pigeons and balloons as a symbol of peace.