Following the rule of the calendar, the new year has come again. Bengal The sun of 1428 has set and the sun of 1428 has set. But today people have not met at the root of Ramna. For the first time since 1981, Chayanat did not sing at Ramna’s Batamul in the early hours of the year. New Year’s greetings were not sung there again. However, Chhayanat has a program online, which is broadcast on Bangladesh Television and Chhayanat’s YouTube channel. The program has been arranged with lively songs, sayings and utterances on the occasion of the golden jubilee of people’s well-being and freedom.
The program ended with the speech of Sanjayat Khatun, President of Chayanat.
The New Year celebrations were broadcast on Bangladesh Television at 7 am today. The show has seemed a bit unfocused in recent episodes, however; Apart from wishing people well in songs and recitations, patriotic songs were also performed on the occasion of the golden jubilee of independence. The program ended with the speech of Chayanat President Sanjida Khatun and finally the performance of the national anthem. At this time, Sanjeeda Khatun hopes that light will emanate from the source of darkness and will bring good news for all. In his words, ‘the light will come.’
Sanjeeda Khatun said, ‘Holy Boishakh is not just a New Year celebration in Bengali life. The path taken by the Bengalis in search of self-identity was not smooth. The tide of Bengali nationalism that was created under the leadership of Bangabandhu has added a new dimension to the New Year celebrations by uniting Bengalis of all faiths. Bangladesh has become independent through the sacrifice of millions of lives. It can be said that the journey of culture has been smooth. Half a century later, Bangladesh has risen from the rubble and set an example of enviable success in economic and social indicators. That makes us optimistic. ”
In her speech, Sanjeeda Khatun further said, “Ignoring the essence of religion, heresy is trying to destroy the society of harmony.” The spread of greed is creating inequality. Social degradation is manifesting itself piecemeal. The spread of Bengali culture, as in the past, can become a means of building a humane society in order to keep the progress of the country intact and curb the negative tendencies.
The program started with Yusuf Ali Khan’s sarod playing. Later, Rabindranath Tagore’s ‘Purvagaganbhage Dipta Hail Suprabhat’ was sung in a concert voice. Abdul Wadud and Senjuti Barua performed Rabindranath’s ‘From the source of darkness’ and ‘I will not be afraid’ in a single voice.
Kazi Nazrul Islam’s ‘Elo Elo Re Baishakhi Jhar’ was performed by the children’s group Sammelak. Later, Khairul Anam Shakil sang Kazi Nazrul Islam’s ‘Gagane Praloy Megher Vela’ and Farhana Akter sang Mohammad Moniruzzaman’s ‘Smell of the soil of my country’.
Bhaswar Bandyopadhyay recited Rabindranath’s poem ‘Supravhat’. Nasima Shaheen sang Joydev Sen’s ‘Mother in the land of Bengal’, Rezaul Karim sang Kazi Nazrul Islam’s ‘Swadesh amar jaani na tomar’. In the last part of the program, Lalon Shah’s ‘Sab Loke Kay Lalon Ki Jaat’ was sung, Abul Kalam Azad sang Shah Abdul Karim’s ‘Jibon Amar Dhanya Yeh Hai’ and Salil Chowdhury’s ‘O Alor Pathyatri’.
Since 197, the New Year has started in the capital with the morning song festival of Chayanat. This botanical root was discovered by botanist and photographer Nawazesh Ahmed. Earlier, various cultural organizations used to organize New Year celebrations in different ways. Gradually the New Year festivities gained a centrality through the organization of Chayanat. Apart from the war of liberation, this event has become regular. The event did not take place last year due to Corona.