BALAGORE: Every year as Durga puja approaches, three Muslim leaders – Shaikh Jannat Hossain of Nurpur Road, Sk Kamruz Zuma and Naimuddin Hoda of Arad Bazaar – get ready to play their roles for a grand puja. While Hossain is the secretary of Nurpur Road Master Mill puja committee, Zuma is the president of Arad Bazar puja committee. Going one step ahead, Hoda organises the puja at Odean Talkies square and is the president of Kalinga Durga puja committee.
“I keep fast during the puja because I have faith in Devi. Though I am a Muslim, I strongly believe God is one. I also lead an ‘Akhada’ team that performs at Mahavir temple in Makalpur on the Astami day,” Hossain said.
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