Contribute to nation-building
Chief Justice Mohammad Fazlul Karim yesterday urged the people of all faiths to contribute to nation-building activities from their own positions by rising above division.
He also called on all to refrain from any sinful and jealous acts in order to maintain peace and communal harmony in society.
The chief justice made the call while addressing as the chief guest a discussion on 'Buddhism and World Peace' organised by Bangladesh Buddha Kristi Prachar Sangha on the occasion of Holy Buddha Purnima at Dharmarajik Buddha Mahabihar International Upasanalaya at Sabujbagh in the city.
Buddhism is a religion of equality, harmony and peace, he said, adding that if the people follow the ideology and philosophy of Lord Buddha, peace will reign in society.
Justice Fazlul Karim also said that honesty, sacrifice and truthfulness of the people can help build a beautiful and prosperous country.
Presided over by Shuddhananda Mahathero, president of Bangladesh Buddha Kristi Prachar Sangha, the meeting was also addressed by Mayor Sadeque Hossain Khoka, Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Rajeet Mitter, Sri Lanka's High Commissioner to Bangladesh Sarath Kumara Neragoda and Principal of Notre Dame College Benjamin Costa.