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Dimapur Bongs welcome Bengali New Year 1426

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 4/22/2019 12:20:45 PM IST

Dimapur Bongs organized its yearly New Year celebration program “Aahabbane” at Dimapur Railway High School on April 21.

A press release from Dimapur Bongs president Gopal Debnath stated that the daylong program began early in the morning with members of the group spending time with children of St. Joseph Children’s Home, Dimapur. It culminated with a formal program in the evening.
The closing program was attended by Atin Das, author & editor-in-chief of Dainik Jugasankha Silchar, Assam as the chief guest. Dr. Anup Kumar Dey, HoD English, Assam University (Diphu campus) was the guest of honour.
Speaking on the occasion, Atin Das urged the attendants to safeguard Bengali culture and take pride in the rich history of the community, reminding them of the many great Bengalis like Rabindranath Tagore, Subhash Chandra Bose, and Swami Vivekananda.
The Bengali New Year 1426, also known as “Poila Baisakh” started on April 15 this year. During the celebrations, unsung heroes from different segments of society were honoured. 
The ceremony was also attended by Dr. Sujit Kumar Ghosh, chairman, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata as special guest. Community leaders and representatives from different organizations also attended the program. 
A folk song band called Feriwala Band also performed songs to entertain the audience.

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