Pohela Boishakh celebrated in TCA

Pohela Boishakh celebrated in TCA
April 14, 2017

The students of The Carter Academy (TCA) were welcomed the new Bangla year, Pohela Boishakh 1424, with much enthusiasm and colourful festivals. Pohela Boishakh is one of the most colourful festivals through which the Bangalis bid farewell to the old year and welcome the New Year. The day is celebrated by one and all as people from all walks of life come together on the joyous occasion of the Bengali New Year.

Marking the day, TCA brought out a “Mongol Shobhajatra” (a procession for well-being), led by TCA Principal Professor Md. Ismail Topader from the assembly ground that ended at the dormitory premises after parading some of the thoroughfares of the village. Vice Principal, faculty and administration members, Adjutant, and students joined the procession. The government has made it compulsory for all educational institutions to bring out Mongol Shobhajatra, the Bangla New Year procession. The UNESCO in November last year recognised Mongol Shobhajatra as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Afterwards, a discussion meeting about the heritage and history of Bengali New Year was held at the TCA auditorium. Professor Md. Ismail Topader, Principal of the academy presided over the programme while Senior Teacher Makhan Chandra Biswas acted as the anchor. The programme started with the recitation from the holy Quran by class IX student Faysal Mahmud, from the holy Gita by class X student Saykat Debnath, and followed by the short speeches by the student of class X Rabbani Sarker, class IX Romman Ahmed, and class VI Touhidul Islam.
Later, Vice Principal Mohammad Nazrul Islam and Coordinator Ibrahim Ali Molla spoke highlighting the significance and background of the day at the programme.

The second phase of the programme included a colourful cultural programme, which was started with the popular Boishakhi song “Esho He Boishakh Esho Esho’ sung by the Senior Teacher Makhan Chandra Biswas, Teacher Nayan Rani Barman, and class X student Tumpa Roy. They also performed solo and chorus folk songs on Bengali New year. The performance of reciting poem by class VI student Touhidul Islam enthralled the guests. Faculty, administration members, Adjutant, and students were present on the occasion.

‘Panta Utsob’ was held at TCA dining hall in the morning, which was an added attraction to the day.

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Mohammad Nazrul Islam,  Vice Principal, TCA