Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bangla New Year 1425, 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, Upazila Parishad and Upazila Shilpakala Academy brought out a colourful procession at Gouripur town at 8.30a.m. carrying festoons ,placards, posters, banners, and wearing masks to welcome the Bangla New Year,1425.
This rally was attended by Freedom Fighter Alhaj Nazim Uddin Ahmed MP and Upazila Vice Chairman Rabeya Islam Doli was also present.
Upazila Shilpakala Academy held a cultural programme at Gouripur Upazila Parishad Aam Tala at 9:00am and Gouripur Upazila Parishad organised a feeding of Panta Bath with fried hilsha fish for entertainment of the guests.
Men, wearing panjabi-pyjama, women attired in saris with red borders, and children in colourful dresses thronged different 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 while Freedom Fighter Alhaj Nazim Uddin Ahmed MP was a chief guest. 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 etc.