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Pahela Baishakh celebrated amid festivity in Port City

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Chattogram Bureau :

Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bengali New Year-1425 BS  ,  was celebrated in the port city Chattogram and its adjacent districts on Saturday  in a befitting manner with great enthusiasm, fanfare and  festivity.
The district administration, Chattogram City Corporation and activists of different socio-cultural, professional and business organisations, NGOs, private bodies and educational institutions have arranged colourful programmes for welcoming the Bengali New Year.
Chattogram district administration and Chattogram City Corporation arranged  separate colourful rallies from Chittagong circuit house premises and Sadhinata Park premises respectively.
Thousands of people of all ages, wearing traditional dresses and carrying festoons, placards, banners and singing "Esho Hey Boishakh Esho Esho" participated in the main 'Baishakhi' rally to welcome 'Pahela Baishakh'.
City Mayor AZM Nasir Uddin led the rally of CCC at Swdhinata Park Maidan. Divisional Commissioner Abdul Mannan and Deputy Commissioner of Chattogram Mohammad Ilias Hossain led another colourful 'Baishakhi' rally which concluded at Shilpakola academy premises after parading some important  thoroughfares.

District administration also organized a discussion on the occasion of Pahela Boishakh at Shilpakala academy at 9 am  on Saturday..
The main programme of Pahela Boishakh began after sunrise at the historic DC hill and Shristala of CRB hill where artistes of Sammilita Pahela Baishakh Udjapan Parishad performed the songs including -"Esho hey Boishakh Esho Esho,".Both programmes inaugurated by the CCC Mayor A J M Nasir Uddin.
Sammilita Pahela Baishakh Udjapan Parishad began its two-day program    through a colourful procession. Kabadi, bullfight, cockfight and puppet show were the main attractions of the day.
Improved diets were served to the inmates of all hospitals, Chittagong Central Jail, orphanages, shishu paribars, vagabond centres and orphanages in the port city.
Hundreds socio-cultural organization including Chattogram Press Club, Chattogram University, Chittogram Univresity of engineering and technology , University of Science and Technology in Chattogram (USTC) and Government Fine Arts College, Borsho Biday O Borsho Sommilon Parishad, BWA School and College, Global Scholar School and College, Shahitya Parishad and Government City College celebrated the day through various programmes.
Baishaki programmes  held  at CUET:   In observance of  Pahela Baishakh  welcoming the Bengali New Year 1425 BS  and  adhieu  2424 BS  , Chattogram University of Engineering & Technology  organised a two day long Baishaki  Utsab program at university campus as arranged by Staff Welfare Deptt of the university .
 Vice Chancellor of CUET  Prof. Dr. Rafiqul Alam  inaugurated   the  inaugural session on early hour of Pahela Baishak at 7 am  as Chief Guest who  led the colourful  procession of Pahela Baishak .
The main attraction of the programme  is the presence of Channel-I satellite TV channel   in the Baishaki Mancha of CUET.  
The  artists of Khude Ganraj of Channel -I   rendered  their   best performances.   Oher programs include Panta Utsab, Baul songs, Baishaki   folk song, patriotic songs  and  attractive raffle draw.
 Registrar of CUET Prof Dr Farukuzzaman Chowdhury  graced   the occasion as special guest.  Chairman of Staff Welfare Department  Prof Dr.Sajal Chandra Banik  presided over   the  inaugural session.

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