CHATTOGRAM, April 14, 2019 (BSS) – Pahela Boishakh, the first day of
Bengali New Year, is being celebrated in the port city Chattogram and
district today with great enthusiasm, fanfare and festivity.
The district administration, Chattogram City Corporation and activists of
different socio-cultural, professional and business organisations, NGOs,
private bodies and educational institutions have chalked out colourful
programmes for welcoming the Bengali New Year.
Marking the celebration, Chattogram district administration and Chattogram
City Corporation arranged separate colourful rallies from Chattogram circuit
house premises and Gymnasium premises of MA Aziz stadium 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 AJM Nasir Uddin inaugurated and led the rally of CCC on
Gymnasium premises of MA Aziz stadium, Divisional Commissioner Abdul Mannan
and Deputy Commissioner of Chattogram Mohammad Ilias Hossain led another
colourful ‘Baishakhi’ rally which concluded on Shilpakola academy premises
after parading some important thoroughfares.
To welcome the Bengali New Year another colorful “Mongol Shobha Jattara”
was brought out from fine arts institute at 9 am today and the rally paraded
different important city roads.
District administration also organised 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
Golam Faruk and Commissioner of Chattogram Metropolitan Police Mahbubur
Rahman, among others, addressed the discussion.
The speakers put emphasis on reviving the past glories of the non-communal
rich Bengali culture to uphold the spirit of the War of Liberation and
disseminate true national history to the young generations.
The main programme 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
Both programmes 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 1426.
Sammilita Pahela Baishakh Udjapan Parishad began its two-day programme
through a colourful 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 centres and orphanages in
the port city.
Hundreds socio-cultural organization including Chattogram Press Club,
Chattogram University, University of Science and Technology in Chattogram
(USTC) and Government Fine Arts College, Borsho Biday O Borsho Sommilon
Parishad, BWA School and College, Global Scholar School and College, Shahitya
Parishad and Government City College celebrated the day through various