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Welcoming new year with new hopes

BSS, Gaibandha, Netrakona, Tangail
Welcoming new year with new hopes
Colourful processions were brought out in (Clockwise from top left) Chandpur, Bogura, Tangail, Patuakhali, Mymensingh, Jashore on Sunday to celebrate Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bengali New Year-1426. Independent photos

Pahela Baishakh, first day of Bengali New Year-1426, was celebrated in different districts in the country on Sunday with much enthusiasm and traditional festivities.

In Gaibandha, district and upazila administrations, different educational institutions and socio-cultural organizations including Gaibandha Press Club chalked out the elaborate programmes separately.

In the morning, a function on feeding panta bhat with fried hilsha, chili, pata shak, shutki bharta was held at the bungalow of deputy commissioner (DC) of the town where district level officials, leaders of different professional groups, cultural personalities and town elite, including journalists participated spontaneously.

Later, a Mongal Shobhajatra led by whip of the Jatiya Sangshad and local lawmaker Mahabub Ara Begum Gini at the arrangement of district administration was brought out from Independence Square and ended at the same venue after parading the main roads of the town.

The programme was followed by a discussion meeting at the stage of Independence Square where whip Mahabub Ara Begum Gini, police super Engineer Abdul Mannan Miah, general secretary of Bangladesh Awami League, district unit, Abu Bakar Siddique and mayor of Gaibandha Municipality Advocate Shah Masud Jahangir Kabir Milon addressed, among others while DC Abdul Matin presided over the function.

Later, a cultural function was also held welcoming the Bengali New Year Eso Hey Baishakh Eso Eso. Baishakhi Mela was held side by side with quiz competition on the premises of Independence Square.

In Netrakona, the day was celebrated with much enthusiasm. Netrakona district administration and different socio-cultural organizations and professional groups and educational institutions chalked out various colorful programs marking the day.

The day’s program began with singing of traditional song of the Pahela Baishakh “Eso, Hey Baishakh—Eso Eso” by the school children at Netrakona Mukto-Mona-Moncha on the premises of old collectorate office in the morning.

A Mongal Subajatra joined by the people from all walks of life including student of different educational institutions and cultural activists was brought out in the town in the morning.

State minister for fisheries and livestock Ashraf Ali Khan Khasru, Habiba Rahman Khan Shafali, MP, deputy commissioner Main-Ul-Islam and police super Joydeb Chowdhory led the rally.

An art and song competition and cultural function were held on the premises of old collectorate office in the morning under the auspices of the district administration.

Traditional Baishakhi food-items were served among the local people at the Mukto-Mona-Moncha by the district administration.Besides, traditional Baishakhi food-items were served among the inmates of jails, hospitals and government orphanage family centers in the district.

Our Tangail correspondent reports: Colourful processions, cultural functions, village fair, discussion meetings, etc were arranged to celebrate the day.

District administration arranged seven-day-long ‘Baishakhi Mela’. Traditional ‘lathi khela’ was held at BB Government High School field.  

A week long historical village fair was inaugurated at Dhanbari Nawab Institution playground under Dhanbari upazila on the day.

 

 

 

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