Cutting across sectarian barriers
Thousands of people attended the Pagol Chand Mela at Hijoldanga village under Narail Sadar Upazila of the district on January 14.
Organised by Pagol Chad Mela Organising Committee, the day long fair was observed marking the death anniversary of a Hindu priest called Pagol Chand. The day is observed on the last day of the Bangla month Poush.
Kishore Kumar Biswas, president of the committee said that the fair dates back about 150 years. Over 50, 000 people from different communities came to the fair, defying the bone chilling winds and foggy weather. While children were seen on the Nagor Dola, 100 stalls revealed a variety of colourful goods.