Kolkata: West Bengal chief Minsiter on Saturday wished the nation on the occasions of Poila Baishaki. Wishing people on Baishaki, Mamata tweeted that ‘May the cheerful festival of Baisakhi bring in good times and happiness. Wish you all Happy Baisakhi.’
Like every year, this year too. Poila Boishakh or the Bengali New Year is celebrated in the city with much fervour and enthusiasm by both Bengalis and non-Bengalis. Various cultural and art performances are organised for a few days.
Thousands of devotees thronged Dakshineswar Kali temple seeking blessings for prosperity. Traders opened new account books popular as “Haal Khata” following the rituals observed during “Poila Baisakh”.
Long queues were seen in front of restaurants serving Bengali delicacies on this special day.