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Ethnic cultural fair held in Naogaon

Ethnic cultural fair held in Naogaon

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RAJSHAHI: A cultural and heritage fair for the ethnic minority people was held at Niamatpur Boys High School playground under Niamatpur Upazila of Naogaon district on Wednesday amid massive enthusiasm and fanfare.

The daylong festival was organised aimed at achieving the cherished goal of their social inclusion into the mainstream society through strengthening their economic empowerment together with ensuring their legitimate rights, reports BSS.

Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder, addressed the opening ceremony as chief guest through an online platform saying the present government under the dynamic and farsighted leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been working relentlessly for protecting the legitimate rights of the ethnic minority people in the Rajshahi region.

The discussants attributed that this type of fair is very important in terms of showcasing the cultural heritages and traditions besides developing bonding, promoting interpersonal relationships, getting to know each other and building social and communal harmony.

The fair is also supportive towards promoting social harmony, local culture and traditional lives as it has created opportunities for social inclusion of ethnic people, culture, tradition, customs and livelihood.

The REVIVE project is being implemented in six unions of Nachole and Gomostapur upazilas in Chapainawabganj and nine unions in Manda, Dhamuirhat and Niamatpur upazilas of Naogaon districts.

Around 4,600 marginalised families, most of them are ethnic minorities, have started improving their living and livelihood conditions through various need-based income generating activities with intervention of the project.