Pahela Baishakh, the first day of the Bengali New Year-1426, will be celebrated in the city and its adjacent areas on Sunday with a festive mood and enthusiasm like other parts of the country.
Local administration, Rajshahi City Corporation, educational institutions, political parties and various other social and cultural organizations chalked out elaborate programmes marking the celebration.Programmes of the day will be heralded in the city amid a “Mongol Shobayatra” on Collegiate School premises. Rajshahi district administration will arrange the colourful rally.
Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) will host a daylong celebration programmes. Mayor AHM Khairuzzaman Liton will participate in most of the programmes.
Cultural groups and different organisations including Sammilita Sangskritik Jote will arrange various programmes like musical functions, colourful marches and street side Baishakhi fairs in the city. They will bring out Baishakhi processions in the city streets.
Baishakhi Melas, cultural functions, staging of dramas, doll-dances, Nagor Dola, kite flying competitions and discussions meeting will also be held.
Various educational institutions including Rajshahi University, Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology, Rajshahi College and Rajshahi Medical College have set various programmes to celebrate the festival.
Faculty of Fine Arts in Rajshahi University along with university administrative officials, are scheduled to bring out a colorful rally titled Mongol procession around 9:30am in front of the faculty building.They have also chalked out a three day-long programmes of folk songs gambhira dance, band music and jatra pala at the university Charu Chattar to celebrate Pahela Baishakh of the Bengali New Year-1426.
Inmates of hospitals, jail, safe home and SOS Shishu Pally will be served improved diets marking the celebration.
Amusement places like zoo and parks will remain open for the visitors throughout the day.
Meanwhile, the law enforcement agencies have adopted tightened security measures to make the daylong celebration a total success.