KHULNA: A preparatory meeting for the celebration of the Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bengali New Year, was held in the conference room of Khulna Deputy Commissioner’s (DC) office on Wednesday.
With DC Khondokar Yasir Arefin in the chair, the meeting was addressed, among others, by Deputy Director of Local Government Department of Khulna Deputy Commissioner Office Md Yusup Ali, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Education and ICT) Mukul Kumar Maitra, Additional Deputy Commissioner (General) Pulak Kumar Mandal, and Additional Deputy Commissioner of Khulna Metropolitan Police Sheikh Imran, reports BSS.
Officials of Public and Private Departments and Representatives of socio-cultural organisations were present at the meeting.
The meeting has taken different programmes to celebrate the Pahela Baishakh. The programme includes a colourful procession and Mangal Shovajatra, which will start from Khulna Railway Station premises and will end at Khulna District Shilpakala Academy in the morning.
Afterward, a discussion about the heritage and history of Bengali New Year will be held at Shilpakala Academy Auditorium at 9:30am followed by a cultural programme and prize distribution ceremony.
Khulna district office of Bangladesh Shishu Academy will organise a drawing and writing competition for children on the occasion. Khulna Divisional Museum will be kept open for all on that day.
Khulna district Jail and ‘Shishu Paribar’ (Orphanage) will organise a cultural programme on their own premises while various handicraft items made by prisoners will be exhibited on jail premises.
Improved diets will be served at local hospitals, jail and orphanages on the occasion.