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Title:Pohela Boishakh celebrated in Kurigram

Kurigram, Bangladesh. April 14, 2016. [DrikNEWS] – The nation has celebrated Pohela Boishakh, the first day of Bangla New Year 1423, amid much enthusiasm and traditional festivity. To mark the day, thousands of people have thronged the streets and different places in the capital and elsewhere across the country. Men in traditional payjama and punjabi and women in white and red saris joined the celebrations along with children in colourful attires, streaming through streets as the first light of the sun rose in Bangla new year. A number of academic institutions and social organisations participated in daylong celebration events organised by Kurigram District Commission. Kurigram Shilpakala Academy also organised a cultural event. The day was a public holiday. The law enforcement agencies have taken extensive security measures in Kurigram for celebration in a cheerful and festive environment. Photos: Fazley Elahi Shwopon/DrikNEWS

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