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Tk 7 crore and counting: Donations at Pagla Masjid break all previous records

Update : 21 Apr 2024, 10:14

The counting of donations at Pagla Masjid, a 250-year-old mosque in Kishoreganj, has shattered all previous records. With some sacks still left, by 7:30pm on Saturday night, the total count had already crossed Tk 7.38 crore (7 crore 38 lakh).

The previous highest on record, in December 2023, had been Tk 6.32 crore, from 23 sacks of the 9 donation boxes of the mosque. 

This time the 9 boxes yielded 27 sackloads of cash, apart from stones including gold jewellery, some foreign currency, and assorted items, which escape valuation. 

Shaukat Hossain, administrative officer of the mosque, confirmed the matter to the UNB correspondent.

“According to the latest information, after counting till 8:30 tonight, we already have a new record for the highest money received in the history of Pagla Masjid,” Hossain said. 

He added that the mosque authorities are anticipating the count may even cross the Tk 8 crore mark this time around. UNB 

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