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Building bridges between faiths

 NORTH LAKHIMPUR, March 3 - Ashroy Mahila Samaj, a Muslim women’s NGO in North Lakhimpur today donated funds for a naamghar in North Lakhimpur.

Asfiya Hussain, the president of the NGO and its secretary Tajwar Sultana Talukdar presented the cash amounts to Gunin Dutta, the president of the governing body of Borimuri Naamghar at Borimuri near the NH-15 bypass in North Lakhimpur today. A function was organised on that occasion inside the Borimuri Naamghar which began with naam kirtan by the Bhagawat Samaj.

Speaking on the occasion, the media advisor of Ashroy Mahila Samaj Farhana Ahmed stated the objective of the step by the NGO in building bridges between Hindu and Islamic faiths that has been defining Assamese identity. She said that it was a small step towards a bigger cause for the unity and integrity of the society. The fund, comprising Rs 7,000 has been contributed for some construction works of the naamghar.

The secretary of Ashroy Mahila Samaj Tajwar Sultana Talukdar and treasurer Anowara Begum also spoke on the occasion. The secretary of the Borimuri Naamghar Governing Body Nitul Sarma expressed gratitude to the women’s body towards the naamghar and hoped that such an initiative would send a strong message to the society. The function was also attended by Brajen Bora, vice president of the Naamghar Governing Body, Bipul Saikia and women devotees. The Naamghar Bhagat Samaj also gave blessings to the Ashroy Mahila Samaj on the occasion.

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