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Pahela Baishakh celebrated: Mangal procession from DU

Special Correspondent Culture 2024-04-14, 1:38pm


Pahela Baishakh marked by Mangal Shobhajatra

Dhaka, Apr 14 - Pahela Baishakh, first day of the Bangla New Year 1431 was celebrated in Bangladesh on Sunday April 14.  A Mangal procession was brought out from the Faculty of Fine Arts at Dhaka University on the day.

Led by enthusiastic participants, the Mangal procession traversed through the bustling streets of Dhaka, weaving its way past iconic landmarks such as Shahbagh, Dhaka Club, and Shishu Park. Adorned in colourful costumes and wielding artifacts, the procession echoed the rich cultural heritage of Bangladesh while ushering in the new year with joyous fervor.

The Faculty of Fine Arts, known for nurturing creativity and artistic expression, served as the perfect starting point for this spectacle cultural significance. With its students and faculty at the forefront, the event exemplified the institution's commitment to promoting and preserving Bangladesh's diverse cultural tapestry.

As the procession made its way to its culmination point at TSC, the air resonated with cheers, music, and the collective jubilation of participants and spectators alike. The Mangal Shobhajatra celebrate the arrival of the Bangla New Year.-UNB