Let Pahela Baishakh’s message of unity and inclusiveness inspire everyone to work together to ensure a better year ahead.
We hope all readers will enjoy a pleasant and relaxing day.
All across the world, Baishakh’s arrival brings Bengalis together in celebration of our cultural heritage.
The historical care with which the Bengali calendar was designed to remove bias and be representative to make it acceptable to all communities in multi-religious Bengal, is a testament to the best inclusive traditions of our land and people.
The New Year not only provides a link to the past but is an occasion to take stock and look to the future.
The nation urgently needs political leaders to work better together in overcoming past differences and building the platform of political stability which our economy needs to prosper.
It must be hoped that the recent drop-off in political violence and more constructive politics being witnessed in local government election campaigns, will herald the way forward to secure the dialogue and co-operation that the country needs.
Let the New Year inspire a better year ahead.
Dhaka // 14 April (campuslive24.com) // JR