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Pohela Boishakh 1416 in Dhaka University


Pohela Boishakh is the first day of Bangla Calendar both in Bangladesh and in West Bengle, Assam, Tripura of India.

Pohela Boishakh fall in 14/15th April of English Gregorian calendar. In Bangladesh, 14th is the official celebration day as per official amended calendar by Bangla Academy. In some places/people celebrate this in 15th as per Old Bangla calendar / Hindu calendar. 14th is National Holiday in Bangladesh to celebrate Pohela Boishakh.

Pohela Boishakh is celebrated in every part, city of Bangladesh. I went in Dhaka University to celebrate the festival and it was my first time with camera. Here are some photos from Pohela Boishakh 1416

I was entering in DU through the Doyel Chattr to TSC road.  In between I started my first click of Boishak by capturign Bibi Russell and her Truck rally.

Bibi Russell on truck

Bibi Russell on truck

Bibi Russell and her Team on truck

Bibi Russell and her Team on truck

the truck from front

the truck from front

Just beside the Dus, the stopped and come down to road, had a dance

Dance of young peoples

Dance of young peoples

I got some video as well

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then starts again.. and i also left the place..

i was planning to to Art Institute and suddenly saw a rally of horse. I captured that

Horse Rally

Horse Rally

Horse Ride

Horse Ride

At the center of TSC Circle,  preparation of concert was going on.  Musician was playing music and some tribal girls was also waiting to show a dance.

Musician playing music

Musician playing music

Tribe Girls was waiting for a dance show

Tribe Girls was waiting for a dance show

Finally I started for Art Institute and found a rally by TSC members. Also captured the Demo Crocodile, Owl and Eliphant which is gonna used in Mongol Shuva Jatra.

Rally by TSC Members

Rally by TSC Members

Demo Crocodile

Demo Crocodile

Demo Owl

Demo Owl

Demo Elephant

Demo Elephant

there was many flooting business man showing his product by playing music

businessman showing product

businessman showing product

found many people with masks, i got one of them

man with mask

man with mask

then finally entered  in Art Institute and saw the preparation of Mongol Shuva Jatra

Front line people of Mongol Shuva Jatra

Front line people of Mongol Shuva Jatra

People with Banner of Mongol Shuva Jatra

People with Banner of Mongol Shuva Jatra

Music play in Mongol Shuva Jatra

Music play in Mongol Shuva Jatra

then suddenly saw, some musician came and starts playing… i think its some kind of warm up policy :)

Music in Mongol Shuva Jatra

Music in Mongol Shuva Jatra

Music in Mongol Shuva Jatra

Dholy Playing Dhol

Dholy Playing Dhol

Dholy Playing Dhol

Then finally Mongol Shuva Jatra begains and it came out of Art Institute

Mongol Shuva Jatra coming out of Art Institute

Mongol Shuva Jatra coming out of Art Institute

and its on road

Mongol Shuva Jatra

Mongol Shuva Jatra

Police as security in front of hte rally

Police in front of the rally

Police in front of the rally

uncountable people joined the rally

Peoples on the rally

Peoples on the rally

Peoples on the rally

Peoples on the rally

Then Mongol Shuva Jatra passed by me and I started shoting something else and I found another short rally by Nogor Shongkirton, a hindu community

Nogor Songkirton rally

Nogor Songkirton rally

Participants of Nogor Songkirtorn Rally

Participants of Nogor Songkirtorn Rally

Participants

Participants

Music in the rally

Music in the rally

Participants

Participants

Angelica

Angelica

Kid on the rally

Kid on the rally

then i shot some other rally and faces

Rally by Baul Community

Rally by Baul Community

Demo of Bangladeshi Culture

Demo of Bangladeshi Culture

Demo characters of Bangladeshi Culture

Demo characters of Bangladeshi Culture

Again I entered in the Art Institute and behind the Bokul Tola, found Nagor Doul Service. People were really enjoying it

Line for Nagor Doul

Line for Nagor Doul

Nagor Doul

Nagor Doul

finally I went for some portraits

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Hameem Bhai

Dancing girl

Dancing girl

Dancing girl

Dancing girl

This is my first Boishak as an amature photographer. At the end of the festival I realized there are lots of things I’ve missed.. such as Ramna Boto Mul function by Chaya Not, Panta Elish, Hal Khata, Dhanmondi Robindro Sorebor etc. Hope for next year to cover left things.. Now I just need to wait another one year for the missed shots!


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Comments (32)

  1. paris

    Brilliant bro, the pictures, the sequence, videos are worthy to look at…thanks for reviving my memories.

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  2. Nené

    A pleasure to look at the visual Ariful blog! A deployment of joy, color, music, perfectly explained. Wonderful to see the video Slumdog millonaire, I liked that movie very much .- Thanks for sharing! Heart that you wish all the best!

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