Bangladesh missions in Thailand, Singapore celebrate Bangla New Year
Ambassador Saida Muna Tasneem in Bangkok and High Commissioner Mustafizur Rahman in Singapore called upon the Bangladeshi expatriates in the two countries to uphold the secular identity and heritage of the country during their celebrations on Friday.
At home in Bangladesh, a host of cultural organisations, educational institutions, government and non-government offices organised events to celebrate the Bangla New Year .
Dhaka University’s Faculty of Fine Arts organised the ‘Mangal Shobhajatra’, the main procession celebrating the Bangla New Year, with a renewed call for a rejection of communalism across the country.
UNESCO last year recognised the procession as one of the ‘Intangible Cultural Heritages of Humanity’.
The Bangladesh embassy in Bangkok said the embassy premises had been decorated with all the iconic symbols of Bangla New Year celebrations, including a replica of the ‘Ramna batamul’, for the colorful musical soiree.