Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bangla year 1410, was celebrated amidst fanfare and festivities marking the glorious Bengali culture and heritage.
With daybreak, a musical soiree welcoming the new year was held at the Ramana Batamul. As usual, the familiar Tagore song 'esho he baishakh esho esho', presented in chorus, enthralled the crowd.Apart from the Ramna area, other parts of the city including Dhaka University campus wore a colorful look with men, women and children celebrating the new year amid jubilation. The students of the Institute of Fine Arts brought out colorful procession. President , prime minister and leader of the opposition in Bangladesh have greeted the Bengalees on the occasion of Bangla New Year.
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