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POST TIME: 14 April, 2019 01:09:00 AM / LAST MODIFIED: 14 April, 2019 09:26:53 AM
Cultural arena set to welcome Bangla New Year 1426
DL Desk, Dhaka

Cultural arena set to welcome Bangla New Year 1426

Pahela Baishakh, the first day of the Bangla New Year, is celebrated on April 14 with an array of festivities. The streets are filled with the masses dressed in new attires, looking jubilant and everyone enjoying the day.

The most colourful celebration of the Bangla New Year begins at dawn with an elaborate programme presented by Chhayanaut, a leading cultural troupe, with Tagore’s famous song ‘Esho Hey Baishakh, Esho, Esho’ (come O Baishakh, come) under the banyan tree at Ramna Batamul, Ramna Park.

Students of the Institute of Fine Arts of Dhaka University will bring out the main procession titled ‘Mangal Shobha Jatra’ which features gigantic replicas of birds, fish, animals, and other motifs.

Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) has arranged an elaborate programme in two separate venues of the capital today to welcome the Bangla New Year. In the morning the programme will be held on the open stage of Suhrawardy Udyan. The programme will feature acrobatic show, Lathi Khela, solo and group dance recitals, songs and recitations.

In the evening, the programme will be held on the premises of BSA. The programme will feature traditional Ha-du-du Khela, Lathi Khela, acrobatic show, recitation, music and dance performance.

To welcome the Bangla New Year 1426, ‘Hajaro Kanthe Barshabaran’—a signature event organised by Surer Dhara, a school of Rabindra Sangeet established by the renowned singer Rezwana Choudhury Bannya, in association with Channel i, is set to begin early in the morning at the open premises of the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) in the capital.

‘Hajaro Kanthe Barshabaran’, featuring a thousand voices of talented young singers, will usher in the New Year. Well-known artistes along with artistes of Channel i Sera Kantha, Khude Gaan Raj, Gaaner Raja will also take the stage to perform and add to the festivities.  

The programme will also feature dance, fashion show and Mangal Shobha Jatra.

Like every year, Wrishijo Shilpi Gosthi has organised a programme at Narikel Chattar of Shishu Park to welcome the Bangla New Year 1426. With the theme ‘Nobo Anande Jago’, this year’s programme is dedicated to photographer Anwar Hossain and Ekushey Padak-winning lyricist, composer, and music director Ahmed Imtiaz Bulbul. Besides, noted singer Shahnaz Rahmatullah, Amzad Hossain, actor Tele Samad along with recently demised politicians, journalist will be remembered at the event. 

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