New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday extended greetings on the occasion of Bengali New Year.
Taking to Twitter, Narendra Modi in post said: “Greetings on Poyla Boishakh. Shubho Nabo Barsho!”
Greetings on Poyla Boishakh.
Shubho Nabo Barsho! pic.twitter.com/ctH3S5WcMb
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 15, 2021
The Prime Minister also posted graphics of his greetings in English and Bengali, which reads, “The love of life and the fervor of celebration that one sees in the people of Bengal are truly heartening. My heartfelt wishes to Bengalis in India and across the world on Poyla Boishakh. May the new year bring prosperity, happness and good health to all.”
Meanwhile, President Ram Nath Kovind also extended his wishes to everyone on the occasion of Bengali New Year.
“Happy New Year to the brothers and sisters of West Bengal and to the Bengalis in every corner of the globe. May this auspicious time of Holy Boishakh bring peace and prosperity in the lives of all, and keep everyone in good health,” Kovind’s tweet read in Benglai.
পশ্চিমবঙ্গের ভাই ও বোনেদের এবং বিশ্বের প্রতিটি প্রান্তে থাকা বাঙালিদের শুভ নববর্ষের শুভেচ্ছা জানাই । পয়লা বৈশাখের এই শুভক্ষণ সকলের জীবনে শান্তি ও সমৃদ্ধি বয়ে আনুক, সবার সুস্বাস্থ্য বজায় থাক।
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) April 15, 2021
The Bengali New Year, which is also known as Poila Boishakh, is the traditional new year day of the Bengali community.
‘Pohela Boishakh’ marks the begining of the first month (Baishakh) of the Bengali calendar. ‘Pohela Boishakh’ is celebrated by Bengalis all across the globe irrespective of geographical location but the occasion has a specific significance for Bengalis in Bangladesh and for most Bengali speaking areas of India including West Bengal, Tripura, and Assam.
The auspicious day is marked by various cultural and art performances. People visit their relatives and greet each other saying Shubho Noboborsho. To celebrate the new year, Bengalis clean their house and decorate their front door with alpana, which is a painting done with a mixture of rice and flour.