UN Resident Coordinator in Bangladesh Gwyn Lewis on Sunday visited Dhakeshwari Temple in Dhaka to highlight the importance of "cultural diversity and harmony, and the hope of "peaceful" Puja celebrations this year.
She was joined by UNESCO officer-in-charge, Dr Susan Vize, and UNDP Deputy Resident Representative, Van Nguyen.
"A wonderful visit today (September 25) with the Hindu community in Dhaka. A huge thank you for your hospitality and allowing colleagues from UNESCO, UNDP and me to visit Dhakeshwari Temple. Wishing you peace and solidarity everyday including during Durga Puja," the UNRC tweeted.
The Durga Puja festival celebrations will begin in October, and the visit was an opportunity to meet with religious groups to better understand the significance of this important celebration, said the UN office in Dhaka on Sunday.