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Bangladesh mission in Delhi celebrates Pahela Baishakh

NEW DELHI, Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi today celebrated the Pahela Baishakh with various cultural programmes.

Welcoming the Bengali New year, Bangladesh High Commissioner in New Delhi Syed Muazzem Ali said Pahela Baishakh comes with a message of "hope and optimism" for a better tomorrow.

"For centuries this has been a day of rejuvenation both for the people and the landscape of Bengal," he said.

Many Indian friends of Bangladesh, members of the Bengali community and officials of the High Commission and their families were gathered at Maitree Hall to welcome the New year, according to a Bangladesh High Commission release received here tonight.

Bangla poetry recitation and array of Tagore, Nazrul, Lalon and folk songs were presented by officials of the High Commission and a group of popular artists.

The programme was rounded off with a Bangla dinner of khichri, ruhi maach bhaja, begun bhaja and murighonto. Following deference advice of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, hilsa was not served in the festival.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha