Marking the Bangla New Year 1428, Bangladesh Embassy in Brussels arranged a programme on Monday virtually.
Noted singer from Bangladesh Nobonita Chowdhury rendered different genre of songs at the event. There was a narration in English by the singer on the theme and background of each song for foreign guests.More than eight thousand Bengali and foreign guests enjoyed the programme.
Bangladesh Ambassador to Belgium Mahbub Hasan Saleh referred to the Pahela Baishakh as the biggest festival emanating from the heart of Bengali people above all differences. He wished everyone a Happy Bangla New Year, said a press release of the Embassy on Tuesday.
He expressed hope that the pandemic situation would be over soon and it would be possible for all to celebrate the next Bangla New Year in person.
UNESCO Representative to the European Union and Director of the UNESCO Liaison Office in Brussels Louise Haxthausen also joined the celebration and wished all Happy Bangla New Year.
While in a video message, Brussels Mayor Philippe Close greeted all the members of the Bangladesh community living in Brussels in Bangla by saying, ‘Shubha Bangla Noboborsha’.
Themis Christophidou, Director General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture (EAC)of European Commission, and the Department of South and East Asia and Oceania of the Federal Public Service, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Kingdom of Belgium wished a Happy Bangla New Year to the members of the Bengali community.