Colourful programmes to celebrate ‘Pahela Boishakh’ in Rangpur

RANGPUR, The district administration today finalised daylong colourful programmes to celebrate Pahela Boishakh, the

first day of the Bangla New Year 1426, amid traditional fanfare and festivities on April 14.

The programmes were finalised at a meeting held at conference room of the Deputy Commissioner in the city.

Presided over by Deputy Commissioner Enamul Habib, heads of different government departments and educational institutions, Upazila Nirbahi Officers, political leaders, sociocultural and professional activists, civil society members and elite participated.

Acting president of district Awami League (AL) Mamtaz Uddin Ahmed,

Additional Deputy Commissioner (General) Syed Enamul Kabir, Additional Police

Super Maruf Hossain, senior AL leader Shamim Talukder, cultural personalities

Tauhidur Rahman Tutul, Advocate Zakia Sultana Choite, Executive Engineer of

LGED Akhter Hossain, among others, addressed.

The celebrations will begin at 6:30 am with traditional Baishakhi

programmes to be performed simultaneously by artists of Shishu Academy and

Shilpokola Academy on the Banyan Tree premises and Sommilito Sangskritik

Jyote on Central Shaheed Minar premises in the city.

The district and police administrations, Rangpur City Corporation

(RpCC), different law enforcement agencies other organisations will ensure

adequate security measures to welcome the Pahela Boishakh in a festive and

peaceful atmosphere.

Different government, nongovernment, sociocultural, professional and

business organisations, educational institutions, will welcome Bangla

Nababarsha with traditional festivities, fanfare and cultural heritage.

At 9:30 am, the district administration will bring out the colourful

'Boishakhi' procession of 'Mongal Shobhajatra' carrying festoons, placards,

banners and singing 'Baishakhi' and folk songs from Zila School ground to

welcome the Bengali New Year1426.

The procession will again return to Zila School ground after parading

the main city streets via Shaheed Sangku Smarani, Zahaj Company Crossing and

Betpotti areas in the city.

Thousands of people of all ages, wearing traditional dresses and

carrying festoons, placards, banners and singing Esho Hey Baishakh, Esho

Esho' will participate in the 'Mongal Shobhajatra' to welcome 'Pahela


The celebration of 'Chaitra Sangkranti', the last day of the outgoing

year, will begin from April 13 next in hats, bazars, groceries, sales centers

and important places through arranging 'Halkhata' for renewal of business

accounts clearing previous dues.

The traditional 'Boishakhi Mela', cultural functions, staging dramas,

dolldances, 'Nagor Dola', 'HaDuDu', 'Kabadi', traditional 'Lathi Khela',

kite flying competitions and discussions will be arranged at the district and

upazila levels to welcome the event.

The authorities concerned will serve improved traditional Bengali diets

to the inmates of all hospitals, Rangpur Central Jail, orphanages, shishu

paribars, vagabond centres and orphanages in the district.

The meeting decided that Rangpur Metropolitan Police, District Police,

RAB13 and other law enforcements agencies will ensure leakproof security

during celebrations of the 'Baishakhi' programmes those will complete before

the sunset.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)