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10-day Baishakhi Mela to begin in city

DHAKA, April 12, 2018 (BSS) - A ten-day Baishakhi Mela is set to begin at Bangla Academy on April 14 on the occasion of Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bengali New Year 1425.

Different government and non-government organizations, socio-cultural platforms including Bangla Academy, Bangladesh Folk Arts and Craft Foundation, Dhaka University have chalked out various programmes to observe the Pahela Baishakh.

Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy has taken a three-day programme to welcome the New Year.

As part of the programmes to celebrate Pahela Baishakh, National Museum will organize a cultural function on Bangali culture at the Poet Sufiya Kamal auditorium on April 13. Singer Shama Rahman will perform at the function.

The country is set to celebrate Pahela Baishakh on April 14 (Saturday). Tens of thousands of people are expected to join the "Nabo Barsho" festivities across the country, particularly in Dhaka city.