Kathin Chibar Dan (robe offering), one of the biggest religious festivals of the Buddhist community in Rangamati, where new robes are gifted to monks, was observed yesterday with due solemnity.
On the occasion, the Kathin Chibar, a special kind of robe worn by monks, is spun within 24 hours and given to them. However, this year saw an exception to this tradition due to social distancing restrictions.
This year, the programme ended through seeking peace, prosperity and happiness for people of the CHT and all over the world.
Goutam Dewan, president of Upashak Upashika Karjonirbahi Parishad, gave a welcome speech to inaugurate the function. After this, the programme began with a religious song led by Ranjit Dewan, a prominent singer of CHT.
Among others, Brisho Ketu Chakma, chairman, Rangamati Hill Distrits Council (RHDC); Moni Swapan Dewan, ex-state minister of CHT ministry; Nirupa Dewan, ex-member of National Human Right Commission, and local representatives of different sectors in the district were present at the programme.
At the event, speakers said all Buddhist devotees have to avoid greed, illusion, and envy in order to follow the path of Buddha.
In the evening, the Pradip Puja (candle lighting) was held at Rajban Bhihar.