Gouripur(Mymensingh): Pahela Baishakh,the first day of Bangla New Year 1426, was celebrated amid traditional festivities and enthusiasm in Gouripur Upazila in Mymensingh district.
Different socio-cultural organizations drew up elaborate programmes to celebrate the day.
People from all walks of life, cultural and professional organisations, institutions and clubs, such as Gouripur Govt. College, Gouripur Women College, Gouripur Govt. Technical School and College, Gouripur R.K.Govt. High school, Gouripur Pilot Girls High School, Nurul Amin Khan High School, Chader Hat Agradut Niketon, Govt.Textile Vocational Institute, Islamabad Senior Madrasha, Upazila Parishad and Upazila Shilpakala Academy brought out a colourful procession at Gouripur town at 9 a.m. carrying festoons, placards, posters, banners and wearing masks to welcome the Bangla New Year, 1426.
This rally was attended by UNO of this upazila Farhana Karim.
Upazila Shilpakala Academy held a cultural programme at Gouripur Upazila Parishad Aam Tala at 10:00am and Gouripur Upazila Parishad organised a feeding of panta Bath with fried fish for entertainment of the guests.
Men, wearing panjabi-pyjama, women attired in saris with red borders and children in colourful dresses thronged traditional Baishakhi Mela (fair) and Austrami at Gouripur Bazar and other cultural functions in the town and elsewhere in 10 unions throughout the day.
Bangla Mancha held a cultural programme at Bangabandhu Chattar in the afternoon to be participated by leading artists of Gouripur Upazila.
Besides rural areas of this upazila look festive mood with many outdoor games and cultural functions such as Jari Gan, Pala Gan, Ox fIghting, football, cricket, ha-do-do, Lathial fighting groups etc.
April 15, 2019