Establishing an ideal society though peace and harmony was his only objective, the premier added.

Sheikh Hasina said all should follow the ideology and lessons of Buddha to prevent degradation of values and establish peace in the society.

Mentioning that Bangladesh is a land of communal harmony, she said people of all religions have long been practicing their respective religions here.

The prime minister said the Buddhist leaders have a significant role in maintaining the communal harmony in the country.

Against the backdrop of coronavirus pandemic, Sheikh Hasina urged the Buddhist community to celebrate their largest religious festival avoiding mass gatherings.

She said the whole world is now in a crisis due to coronavirus outbreak, while the World Health Organization (WHO) declared it as a pandemic.

Against the backdrop of coronavirus pandemic, Sheikh Hasina urged the Buddhist community to celebrate their largest religious festival avoiding mass gatherings.

Buddha Purnima, the biggest religious festival of the Buddhist community, will be celebrated in the country tomorrow.

Lord Buddha was born on this day of full moon in 563 BC, attained enlightenment and passed away on the same day.

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