US President Barack Obama has greeted Bangladeshis and other Bengali speaking people across the world ahead of Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bangla new year.
In a statement on behalf of Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday: “On behalf of President Obama, I convey my warm greetings to all Bengali-speaking people around the world as you celebrate Pahela Boishakh.”
“The American people wish you all happiness and prosperity in the New Year.”
The people of Bangladesh are preparing to welcome the new Bengali year, 1420, on Apr 14 with much joy and celebration.
Kerry’s statement read : “As the New Year begins, let us all celebrate the rich cultures of West Bengal and Bangladesh in a spirit of optimism and mutual appreciation. Shubho Nobo Borsho!
Source: Bd news24