Bhutanese Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering enthralled the audience of a programme greeting them in Bangla on the occasion of Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bangla New Year.
“On our behalf, I welcome you from my heart on the occasion of the New Year. Have you taken your ‘panta-bhat’ (watery rice)? I did my FCPS from Dhaka on completion of my MBBS from Mymensingh Medical College. Actually, I feel excited thinking when I’ll go to Mymensingh,” he said in Bangla.
The Bhutanese Prime Minister along with his wife and Bhutanese Foreign Affairs Minister Tandi Dorji attended the programme titled ‘Lever Ayush Hajaro Kanthe Barshabaran 1426’ organised by Shurer Dhara, a leading cultural organisation, and Channel i on the premises of Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the morning to celebrate Pahela Baishakh.
Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen and Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Riva Ganguly Das were also present.
Lotay Tshering and his entourage arrived at the venue around 6am and enjoyed the event for around one hour.
Shurer Dhara Chairman Rezwana ChoudhuryBannya and over 1,000 singers from across the country sang songs in honour of the Bhutanese Prime Minister.unb