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'Pohela Boishakh' is observed by Bengalis all across the world irrespective of geographical location but the occasion has a special significance for Bengalis in Bangladesh and in Bengali speaking areas of India including West Bengal, Tripura, and Assam.
Eventually, in 1966 when Sheikh Mujib-ur-Rehman launched his famous six points from Lahore on the eve of Pohela Boishakh, it was akin to triggering a chain reaction with devastating results later in 1971.
We arrived on April 14, when the country was awash in bright colours, celebrating the start of the Bengali New Year, Pohela Boishakh. And no new year's celebration in Bangladesh is complete without the mandatory 'pantha bhat', which is a traditional meal eaten by all on that day.
When the prime minister arrived at the Banquet Hall of Ganabhaban around 10:15 am, the artistes of Awami League and its associate bodies sang a number of songs including famous songs of Nobel laureate Poet Rabindranath Tagore - Eso He Boishakh, Anandaloke Mongalaloke.
The Bengali calendar is solar, with the year beginning on Pohela Boishakh, which falls on April 14 this year, in Bangladesh.
Summary: New Delhi [India], April 16 (ANI): The Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi celebrated Pahela Boishakh or Bangla New Year at Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra on Saturday by conducting Mongol Shobhajatra along with mesmerising display of dance and music.
The Bengali community in Qatar celebrated Pohela Boishakh or Bengali New Year recently.
The new year for Bangladesh begins on April 14 in the month of Boishakh which represents the beginning of Grisma.
'The spirit of Pohela Boishakh is unity in diversity - we are different in many ways but our age-old culture binds us together.
Dhaka: Dhaka was decked out in its colourful best today as waves upon waves of Bangladeshis turned out to mark one of the biggest occasions in the national calendar, the Pohela Boishakh or the Bengali New Year.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Apr 15 (ANI): Bengalis around the world are drenched in festivities as they celebrate Pohela Boishakh, which marks the first day of the first month (Baishakh) of the lunisolar Bengali calendar.
Dhaka: Bangladesh's 170 million people celebrated Bangla New Year 1425, also called "Pohela Boishakh" in local language, meaning the first day of Bengali calendar month "Boishakh."
Eso he boishakh, the song welcoming Bangla New Year, was sung by the students.
This platter is the star meal of the Pholea Boishakh festival while Pillao (fragranced rice) and Korma/Rezala with Kebab and chicken roast also become part of major celebrations like weddings.
News Desk Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said on Saturday there is no specific security alarm centring this year's Pahela Boishakh celebration programme.
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