Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor on Tuesday said Bangla New Year celebration (Pahela Baishakh) is the biggest non-communal celebration of Bangalees and UNESCO has recognized it too.
“Bangla New Year celebration is the biggest non-communal celebration of Bangalees. This festival is celebrated by the people of our country in many ways by organizing different types of events. People from all walks of life, religion and caste, spontaneously, participate in the programme. The preparation of festival is continued throughout the year. This is the outstanding achievement for our country,” the minister said.
The minister said this while addressing the opening ceremony of ‘Baisakhi Mela 1425 of Bangalees’ organized by the Bangladeshi Ushu Association in collaboration with Maghbajar Roadside City Corporation Shop Owner Samabaya Samity in the capital’s Ramna Shopping Complex.
Organising such fair is not only very important for increasing the economic activities but also for increasing cultural activities. “If cultural activities increase, the rate of turmoil, drug addiction, terrorism and militancy will be reduced from society,’ he said.
The minister appreciated the initiative and invited the organisers to organise different types of fairs on the occasion of various festivals.
Former special representative and ambassador of the United Nations AKM Abdul Momen attended the ceremony as special guest while chairman of Joyjatra Foundation Helenah Jahangir spoke in the ceremony.unb