In a message on the occasion, Ershad said that this country was traditionally a tolerant one. People of different faiths live together in peace, here.
He also said paying due respect to the religious sentiment of the Hindu community he had announced the day as a public holiday. “I feel honored to have done such a noble job,” he surmised.
H M Ershad said on the occasion of Janmashtami, he wished peace and prosperity of the community. He also said that through peace and fraternity, the nation will progress further.