Lalon Smaran Utsab begins
The five-day long Lalon Smaran Utsab (memorial festival) will start from March 7 at the Lalon Akhra, in Chheuria, under Kushtia district.
The festival is held annually to celebrate Dol Purnima (full moon) highlighting the philosophy of Lalon. The celebration was introduced by Lalon. After his demise, the festival turned into a tradition. A large number of Baul artistes take part in the event.
On the occasion, the Akhra sees an influx of devotees and admirers from all over Bangladesh and overseas. A major attraction of the event is a Baul mela.
Lalon Academy, appointed to oversee the Lalon shrine, has organised the programme.
Abdul Karim Shah, a veteran Baul will inaugurate the programme.
Among others, Chief Whip in Parliament Abdus Sahid, lawmaker in Kushtia-4, Sultana Tarun, Food Secretary Barun Dev Mitra, Nazrul Islam Khan, Secretary to Prime Minister's Office will speak in the course of the programmes.
Banamali Bhoumik, DeputyCommissioner (DC) Kushtia will preside over the programmes.
The shrine has been decorated beautifully for the festival. Bauls from all over the country and beyond have begun to gather at the shrine.