June 19, 2013 | 01:59 PM (BD Time)
19 June, 2013 Wednesday
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Pahela Baishakh celebrated in Luton
Md Hasan-uz-Zaman from UK:
Bangladeshi community of Luton, United Kingdom (UK) celebrated the Bangla New year 1419 on Pahela Baishakh at the Venue Central 2 at Leagrave Road in Luton, UK.
The grand event, organised by Bati Ghor (Light house) - a cultural organisation of Luton working for community cohesion, was inaugurated by the Cllr Don Worlding, Mayor of Luton.
The Baishakhi Mela 1419 was the third successive event in Luton successfully organised by Bati Ghor management.
Celebration of Baishakhi event has become more popular and also mark a day of cultural unity without distinction between class and religious affiliations as a result, more people can participate in the festivities together. It was an excellent opportunity to enhance community cohesion and diversity in Luton.
It was a unique event organised by Bati Ghor for the community and financed by the community participation, ITV, BBC news considered this as biggest ever happened in this region.
Main aim of the fair was to represent various ethnicities through the performances of the daylong programme of Bangladeshi culture and heritage. The programme mainly focused to celebrate Bangla New year 1419 which includes ‘Mela’ (started from 12:00pm), Bangladeshi arts and crafts, Bangladeshi foods and cultural programme (started at 3:00pm) which involves Bangla songs, dances, folk songs, recitations, dance drama, ‘Punthi Path’ (traditional rural poem recitation), Jarigaan (Traditional Bangladeshi song); moreover the programme involved a range of different ethnicities working cohesively to make the event successful and more than 2,000 guest enjoyed the daylong event.
Bangladesh’s one of the leading and legendary Nazrul artistes Fatema-tuz-Zohra who is also known for her incredible melodious voice, mesmerised the audiences through her performance.
In remembering the day Bati Ghor also published a magazine ‘Shikor’ (The Root) which was distributed on the day. n
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