At a time when cases of communal animosity are being reported from different parts of the country, a women organisation of Muslim community has given financial aid to a Naamghar in Assam’s Lakhimpur district.
Ashroy Mahila Samaj, a Muslim women’s group in North Lakhimpur on Sunday offered financial aid for a Naamghar here.
Asfiya Hussain, the president of the NGO and its secretary Tajwar Sultana Talukdar presented the cash amounts to Gunin Dutta, the president of the managing committee of Borimuri Naamghar at Borimuri near the NH-15 by-pass here.
A function was organized on that occasion inside the Borimuri Naamghar which began with Naam-Kirtaan by the Bhagawat Samaj.
Media adviser of Ashroy Mahila Samaj Farhana Ahmed said 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 of Rs 7 thousand 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.
Nitul Sarma, the secretary of the Borimuri Naamghar managing committee, expressed gratitude to the women’s body for its rare gesture and hoped that such an initiative would send a strong message to the society.