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Bengali New Year – Poila Boishakh

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On New Year’s day at City Centre, Salt Lake, Kolkata

On 14th April 2012, Bengalis all over the world welcomed their New Year and celebrated it in many ways.

One message to the Bengalis all over the world should not go un-noticed. First Time, US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton sent a message to the Bengali Community on this occassion. Message is reproduced below :

Press Statement

Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
April 12, 2012

“On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to Bengali communities worldwide as you celebrate the Bengali New Year.

This is a time for Bengalis to honor their rich cultural traditions, from song and dance, food and film to internationally renowned literature and poetry. Americans have been influenced by the strong traditions of Bengal, spread through a dynamic diaspora community, that have shaped our culture for years. Bengalis of all faiths and nationalities are coming together to bridge national and religious divisions in honor of a shared history and promising future.

As you celebrate this New Year, know that the United States is a partner and friend. Best wishes for a year of peace, prosperity, health and happiness. Shubho Nobo Borsho!”

 For Mamata Government too this New Year was first NewYear. New Year messages of CM Mamata came through  all medias including Mobile ( SMS) & Radio but these were most disgusting to the civil society on that particular day because previous day, people of West Bengal seen how a innocent JU professor was arrested and harrassed  just for forwarding a mail to his friends  and he was thrown behind the bar by her police. The cartoon in question was not new,  it is a well circulated cartoon within the Facebook community. It was not made by the professor. It should have been taken in a true spirit and the brain behind this cartoon should be honored for such a brilliant creation.

Civil Society is now afraid and losing faith on her. People have seen in many occassions that her talks and acts are not the same. All these acts and talks of her / her administration resulted her first New Year wish as CM  to be sour and civil society could not be pleased with her messages.

 
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New Year Celebrations in April

Poila Baisakh

It is not just the Bengali New Year or poila Baisakh which falls on 14th April for celebration in West Bengal (India) and Bangladesh. There are more states of India and some neighboring countries, celebrating New Years in this fortnight of April. There is the Assyrian New Year, which is celebrated on April 01. The Punjabi New year, Baisakhi, falls between 13 and 15th April. The Tamil New Year and Vishu ( Malayalam) are celebrated on the same day and falls on 13th or 14th. Nepali New year falls between 12 and 15th. The Thai and Lao New Years are celebrated from April 13th to 15th. The Cambodian New Year too is celebrated from April 13 to 15.

Wishing you all – a new year filled with peace, prosperity and good fortune !

(Source Times of India)

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