‘Mangol Shovajatra’ to be held in Canada on Pohela Boishakh | 2017-03-04 | daily-sun.com

‘Mangol Shovajatra’ to be held in Canada on Pohela Boishakh

    4 March, 2017 12:00 AM printer

The traditional Mongol Shovajarta, a procession marking the advent of Bengali New Year, will also be brought out in Canada this year, reports BSS.

Different organizations of expatriate Bangladeshis in Canada, including Bangladesh Muktijoddha Sangsad, Canada, Bangladesh Heritage Museum and Bangladesh Press Club of Alberta, will jointly organize the procession on the day of Pohela Boishakh.

Earlier, the government of Bangladesh decided to bring out the Mangol Shovajatra throughout the country from this year.

Muktijoddha Sangsad, Canada, executive Delwar Jahid called upon all organizations of expatriate Bangladeshis to celebrate the traditional festival to uphold Bangladesh’s cultural heritage before the world as ‘Mangol Shovajatra’ has earned the UNESCO recognition as world heritage.

“It is a great pride for the Bangalee nation as our traditional Mongol Shovajatra has earned the UNESCO recognition,” he added.

Delwar Jahid also underscored the need for upholding the non-communal national entity and peaceful co-existence of people irrespective of caste and creed before the entire world.

UNESCO recognized the Bengalee’s traditional Mangol Shovajatra on Pohela Boishakh (Bengali New Year) as a world heritage on November 30, 2016. In 1989, teachers and students of Fine Arts Faculty of Dhaka University had organized the Mangol Shovajatra for the first time.

In continuation of that, it becomes a major part of the celebration of Bengali New Year in the country.