The embassy of Bangladesh, in collaboration with the Bangladesh MHM School & College and cultural performers from West Bengal, India and Thrissur Art Centre of Kerala, celebrated the Bangla New Year 1431 and Rabindra and Nazrul Jayanti with great festivity.

A day-long Boirhsakhi fair was organised on Friday at the premises of Bangladesh MHM School & College, a statement said Saturday.

Some 5,000 people of all ages and all professions, including members of Bangladesh community and expatriate communities of neighbouring countries of south Asia, participated in the celebration.

Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore and the famous Bengali poet Kazi Nazrul Islam are equally respected in Bangladesh and India.

The programme of the day was formally inaugurated by Bangladesh ambassador Mohamed Nazrul Islam, followed by the traditional Mangal Shovajatra (New Year Peace Rally), in which participants wore traditional garments.

A number of stalls were set up by the members of Bangladesh and Indian community, displaying items including food, handicrafts, ornaments, cottage and handloom, fashion wear, and cloth items.

There was a cultural event that included songs, dances and recitation of poetry presented by Indian cultural groups and the Thrissur Art Centre, students of Bangladesh School, members of the embassy, and Doha-based Bangladeshi band Boishakhi.
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