Boishakhi programme should be ended by 5pm: Home Minister

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Dhaka, Apr 03: Celebration of cultural programmes of the Pohela Boishakh (Bangla New Year) will be held from 10:00am to 5:00pm across the country including Dhaka’s Ramna and Shahbagh areas.However, programmes at Rabindra Sarobar will continue till 7:00pm.

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said it at a press briefing at the secretariat on Tuesday.

The minister said no one is allowed to wear masks or play vuvuzelas (a type of horn) while attending the programmes in open space.

Wide spread security measures have been taken in city. Law enforcing agencies, fire service and diver team will be present in and around open space programmes. Moreover, mobile courts will also be present to prevent eve teasing in Boishakhi rallies, he added.