Dhaka, April 13: All set to celebrate the Bengali New Year-1423, ‘Pohela Boishakh’, amid much enthusiasm and traditional joviality as tens of thousands of people are expected to join the ‘Nabobarsho’ festivities across the country as well as capital city Dhaka.
The nation will celebrate the Pohela Boishakh on Thursday.
Different socio-cultural organizations and government institutions have already taken up elaborate programmes like open concerts, musical functions, colourful marches and street side Boishakhi fairs in the capital as elsewhere across the country to welcome the Bengali New Year 1423.
The Charukola Institute will bring out a traditional colourful rally.
The programmes of the day will begin in the city with the musical soiree of Chhayanat, a leading cultural organization of the country at Ramna Batamul at dawn.
However, business communities, especially in the rural areas are ready to open their traditional ‘Halkhata’, new account books to welcome the Bengali New year.
The day is a public holiday.
Different national dailies will publish colourful supplements while private television channels, Bangladesh Television and Bangladesh Betar will air special programmes highlighting the significance of the Bengali New Year and Pohela Boishakh.
TV channels will telecast live programme of ‘Chhayanat’ and ‘Shurerdhara’.
City people will start the day with the traditional breakfast of ‘Panta Bhat’ (soaked rice), green chillies, onion, and fried fish at Ramna Park, Suhrawardy Uddyan, Dhaka University Campus, Rabindra Sarobor at Dhanmondi and other amusement places in the city.
Important buildings and establishments as well as city streets and islands will be illuminated with colourful lights and banners.