A traditional Kites Festival-1425 will be organised at 300- feet Purbachal Police Housing areas on Pahela Baishakh (April 14) , the first day of Bengali New year under the auspicious of S Creation.
Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu will inaugurate the programme at 4 PM as Chief Guest
This year about 5000 kites will fly in the sky amid different programmes upholding the traditional Bengali culture .
The festival will start from 8 am and it will continue upto 6 pm .The programmes include Baul song for the whole day , best Baishakhi couple and traditional Bengali food festival .
Last year , same programme was arranged and it attracted people of the city and this year the programme will be expanded due to huge response from the people from all walks of life.
Bangladesh Protidin,News24 and Radio Capital are the media partners of the programme.
Shahrin J Huq, an expatriate Bangladeshi living in UAE and organizer of the event while talking to this correspondent said, kite festival is a part of our art and cultural heritage. We must promote our culture and it should be highlighted across the world
Shahrin who is a professional consultant on interior design has been working with ASDWLLC, Archytas and other organizations. Kite festival is my hobby since my childhood and I want to develop our culture worldwide.
When asked why you are showing so much interest about kites festival, she said, after a tragic incident at TSC on Dhaka University campus few years back and other eave teasing happenings on Pahela Baishakh in different events, I planned to celebrate Bengali New Year through kites festival in secured way last year and I will continue it to flourish the kite culture. Shahrin also commented that once a popular kites festival in the rural areas has been facing extinction due to rapid urbanization and I have been working to save the culture through S Creation .