Traditional Song and Dance Performances Keep the Audience Spellbound

Port Blair, April 14: ‘Pohela Boishakh’, the Bengali New Year was celebrated in a grand way at Bageecha – an initiative of Andaman Chronicle today. The celebration began with prayers to the divine as per Bengali tradition by all those present on the occasion. This was followed by an introduction on the history of ‘Pohela Boishakh’ by Mrs. Reba Bawali, Retd. Headmistress, Education Department, A&N Administration.

The celebration commenced with a traditional dance performance by Miss Ananya Kaur followed by dance performances by Miss Aaratrika Das and song numbers by Miss Aditi Singh. Bengali folk songs were presented Mr. Amit Dey. The event later witnessed an enthralling traditional and rock performances by Mrs. Pallabi Das and Mr. Sujit Das from The Corals Rock Band.

Earlier, Mr. Denis Giles, Editor, Andaman Chronicle explained the concept of Bageecha and called upon those present to adopt plants and do their bits for conservation of mother nature. Mr. Nadeem Akhtar presented a plant sapling on behalf of Bageecha to the special guest of the evening Mr. Shyamal Choudhury.

The celebrations concluded with a vote of thanks proposed by Mrs. Mitha Biswas and Ms. Pooja Biswas on behalf of Bageecha.

The event was sponsored by Kunal Sales & Reflex Industries and Touch & Glow (Family Saloon & Spa).   

The initiative Bageecha was conceptualized by Andaman Chronicle and was inaugurated on 22nd of January 2023 by the Hon’ble Member of Parliament, A&N Islands, Shri Kuldeep Rai Sharma. Since then Bageecha has been conducting various events viz. social works, community gatherings and celebrations, awareness programmes, summer camps and much more. Bageecha is an attempt to connect with people in an era of social media and also educate people on nature conservation.