Holy Swami Nittananda Puri, religious teacher of Bangladesh Hindu community has been honoured with rare SAARC Cultural Forum award at a colorful ceremony, says a press release.
Indian poet Barun Chakroborti and cultural organizer Kali Sangker Bagci handed over the award at Sri Swami Sottananda Moharaj and Paromhongsha Sri 108 Mongol Das Moharaj(Kalababa) Yoga Siddasram, Sadurpahar of Kalishohor, Patiya under Chittagong.
Additional secretary of Public Administration Ministry Dr. Shayamapada Dey, Sunamgonj District Council administrator Barrister Enamul Kabir, Vocalist of Swadin Bangla Betar Kendra, Monoronjon Goshal, Advocate Hori Sadan Dev Bormon, politician Zahedul Islam, Buddhist leader Pranab Raj Barua, Master Haran Prasad Biswas, Engr. Pinku Das Gupta and a number of devotees were present on the occasion.
Meanwhile, religious leaders of different communities hailed the move to honor Swami Nittananda Puri. They lauded Maharaj for the achievement in separate messages
Those sending wishes to the religious guru include Hazrat Shah Sufi Sayed Rajibul Hasan Maizbandari of Maizbandar Sharif, Swami Robisorananda of Topobon Asram, Bikshu Dr. Songaprio Mohastabir of Patiya Buddha Vihara, Father Robert Gonchalvez of Chittagong Catholic Church, Singbir Sing of Sikh Guruduara and Sayed Hakiki , director of Bahai Center.