Dimapur, April 22: With the motto to exhibit the rich Bengali culture and heritage, Dimapur Bongs organized its yearly New Year celebration programme “Aahabbane” on Sunday here at the premise of Dimapur Railway High School in the midst of many a cultural performances and folk songs and with much fervour.
The day long programme begun early in the morning with the members of the group spending time with the children of St. Joseph Orphanage Home, Dimapur and culminated with a formal programme in the evening.
The closing programme was attended by Atin Das, author & Editor-in- Chief of Dainik Jugasankha Silchar, Assam as the chief guest while Dr. Anup Kumar Dey, HOD English Department, Assam University (Diphu campus) was the guest of honour.
Speaking on the occasion, Atin Das urged the attendants to safeguard the Bengali culture and take pride in the rich history of the community, reminding them of the many a great Bengalis like Rabindranath Tagore, Subhash Chandra Bose, and Swami Vivekananda.
The Bengali New Year 1426, also known as “Poila Baisakh” started on April 15 this year. During the celebrations, unsung heroes from different segments of the society were felicitated. In the afternoon, a specialized buffet was organized focused on Bengali delicacies.
The ceremony was also attended by Dr. Sujit Kumar Ghosh, Chairman, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata. Dr. Abhijit Mitra, Director, ICAR- NRC MITHUN, Jharnapani, Dr. Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Principal Scientist, ICAR- NRC MITHUN, Jharnapani, Dimapur as special guests. (Page News Service)