Pahela Baishakh celebrations
This year, the programmes for celebrating Pahela Baishakh must end by 2 pm and setting up of food stalls will not be allowed at Ramna fair premises due to Ramadan. Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Md Shafiqul Islam said these on Tuesday at a press briefing after overseeing the security arrangements at the city’s Ramna Batamul ahead of Bengali New Year. Also read: Raushon, GM Quader greet PM on Pahela Baishakh He said, “After remaining suspended for two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the traditional festival welcoming the Bengali New Year will be celebrated this year on a limited scale. Due to Ramadan New Year celebration will be a little bit different this year as no food stall including that of ‘Panta Bhat’ will be permitted.” He said Chhayanaut was asked to end the celebration progammes by 11 am and the concerned authorities were asked to wind up fair at Ramna by 2 pm so that people can easily have their Iftar after getting out from here. From 1 pm all the entrances of the fair area will be closed. The DMP Commissioner said to attend Mangal Shobhajatra, people will have to undergo checking and the members of law enforcement agencies will ensure no one joins the procession halfway.