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Friday, April 27, 2018

Pahela Boishakh celebrated amid festivity in Chattogram

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Pahela Boishakh, the first day of Bengali New Year-1425, was celebrated in the port city Chattogram and its adjacent districts on Saturday in a befitting manner with great enthusiasm, fanfare and festivity. The district administration, Chattogram City Corporation and activists of different socio-cultural, professional and business organizations, NGOs, private bodies and educational institutions have arranged colorful programs for welcoming the Bengali New Year.

Chattogram district administration and Chattogram City Corporation arranged separate colorful rallies from Chittagong circuit house premises and Sadhinata Park premises respectively. Thousands of people of all ages, wearing traditional dresses and carrying festoons, placards, banners and singing "Esho Hey Boishakh Esho Esho" participated in the main 'Baishakhi' rally to welcome 'Pahela Baishakh'. City Mayor AZM Nasir Uddin led the rally of CCC at Swdhinata Park Maidan.

Divisional Commissioner Abdul Mannan and Deputy Commissioner of Chattogram Mohammad Ilias Hossain led another colorful 'Baishakhi' rally which concluded at Shilpakola academy premises after parading some important thoroughfares. District administration also organized a discussion on the occasion of Pahela Boishakh at Shilpakala academy at 9 am today.

Deputy Commissioner of Chittagong Mohammad Ilias Hossain presided over the function while City Mayor AZM Nasir Uddin,Divisional Commissioner Abdul Mannan, Deputy Inspector General of Police Mohammad Monirruzzaman and Commissioner of Chattogram Iqbal Bahar, among others, addressed the discussion.

The speakers put emphasis on reviving the past glories of the non- communal Bengali culture to uphold the spirit of the War of Liberation and disseminate true national history to the young generations. The main program of Pahela Boishakh began after sunrise at the historic DC hill and Shristala of CRB hill where artistes of Sammilita Pahela Baishakh Udjapan Parishad performed the songs including -"Esho hey Boishakh Esho Esho,".Both programs inaugurated by the CCC Mayor A J M Nasir Uddin.

Besides, socio-cultural, literary organizations and educational institutions celebrated the day welcoming the Bengali New Year 1425. Sammilita Pahela Baishakh Udjapan Parishad began its two-day program through a colorful procession. Kabadi, bullfight, cockfight and puppet show were the main attractions of the day.  Improved diets were served to the inmates of all hospitals, Chittagong Central Jail, orphanages, shishu paribars, vagabond centers and orphanages in the port city.

-AA News Desk

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