By Ziaul Hasan
Expatriate Bangladeshis celebrated Pahela Baishakh on Saturday in a cultural evening through Bangla songs, poems and children art competition at a local hall at Scarborough, Toronto in Canada.
A group of local Bangladeshi expatriates organized the show to celebrate Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bangla calendar.
Singers commenced the programme with a chorus presentation of Esho Hey Baishakh Esho Esho, a very popular Tagore song with has also become a signature song of Pahela Baishakh, in a chorus presentation.
Asif Ferdous, Syeda Zohora, Syeda N. Mowla, Mohammad Enamul Kabir, Sareena
Nuzhat, Mushfiqur Rahman, Salah Uddin Saibal, among others entertained the
audience with their performance of popular songs including Lilabali Lilabali,
Sokatore Oi Kadichhe Sokole, Dhano
Dhanno Pushpo Bhora, Purano Sei Diner Kotha, among many
Children painted national on topics related to Bangladesh like the national flag, village scenes, and others.
About the programme, one of the organizers, Syeda Zohora informed New Age that they will organize the programme in even a larger extent next year. ‘Such events keep us and our children connected to Bangla heritages. Kudos to the organizers for their initiative,’ told Rumana Khan, an audience.