Interview: “Celebrating Pohela Boishakh”-Famous singer Farida Parveen.
Pohela Boishakh is the first day of our Bengali New Year. According to Gregorian Calender 14th April is the day of Pohela Boishakh. The first day of Bengali New Year is considered to be a universal folkfest. The day is a government holiday. Bengali speaking people irrespective caste & creed celebrate this day with different cultural activities. As a result, a mutual exchange of Bengali tradition & culture is developed. People get a chance to develop relations and harmony with others. On the other hand, traders welcome the day as an occasion of a fresh start of their business through the renewal of their “Halkhata” (Due book). Some visit to their relatives, friends, goes for sight-seeing or, fair, wearing new clothes. In the capital city, “Peace Rally” is a must of Boishakh celebration, where the picture of traditional village life is enhanced. In the same way, the colorful programs of different cultural institutions along with the “Chayanot” at the root of Banian Tree of Romna sparks the Bengali sense, love and harmony in the heart of the common people. The day is filled with pleasures of thousands. So it is our responsibility to maintain a disciplined, integrated and unspoiled celebration on this day. The question is – are we doing this? We will listen to a special interview in light of it from the famous singer, music personality “Farida Parveen”. We will listen to her personal feeling about the celebration of Pohela Boishakh.