“Electricity use should be reduced at all religious establishments”: Nasrul Hamid
State minister for power, energy and mineral resources Nasrul Hamid today (July 18, 2022) said devotees in all religious establishments can use air conditioners during prayers but requested to maintain austerity by keeping those off rest of the time.
He said this at a press conference at the Secretariat.
"We need to reduce electricity use in all religious institutes… including in mosques. We urge devotees to keep the ACs off before and after prayers," he said.
His remarks came following netizens on social media commenting after Prime Minister's Energy Adviser Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury requested devotees to reduce AC use in mosques.