Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) will host this year's Shakrain festival, also known as a festival of kites, on January 14 at all of its 75 wards for the first time.
Mayor Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh made the announcement at a press conference yesterday at Nagar Bhaban.
With the slogan -- "Let's Fly Kites and Foster Tradition," the festival will be celebrated in all the 75 wards of DSCC from 2pm on the day, said Taposh, urging all to participate in the event to make it joyous and vibrant.
DSCC's Standing Committee on Sports and Cultural Affairs is organising the event.
To celebrate the occasion, DSCC will provide all the lawmakers (in the DSCC area), 75 ward councillors and 25 female councillors from reserved seats with 100 kites each.
The councillors will distribute those among people in their respective areas, who will fly the kites from their rooftops or selected playgrounds.
"Every year, we will continue it to protect the tradition of Dhaka," said the mayor. He said they will observe the event on a bigger scale next year."We want to spread this tradition throughout the country..."
Taposh said they also have a plan to introduce inter-ward competitions to encourage youths. Apart from flying kites, there will be various other programmes marking the day, informed the mayor.