Jabbarer Boli Khela cancelled due to corona

Staff Correspondent

11 March, 2021 12:00 AM printer

CHATTOGRAM: The organising committee of the traditional ‘Jabbarer Boli Khela O Boishakhi Mela’ cancelled the event for the second consecutive year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

They announced it at a press conference at Chattogram Press Club on Wednesday.  Committee President and Chattogram City Corporation Councillor Jahar Lal Hazari of Anderkilla ward said they took the decision to avoid public gathering as the pandemic situation is yet to come under control.

The fair was started in 1909 and it was never cancelled except the two occasions, he said.

The committee vice-president Chowdhury Farid, general secretary Shawkat Anwar Badal and organising secretary Md Jamal Hossain were present at the press conference among others.