Chhayanaut has cancelled the annual Pohela Baishakh cultural programme held at Ramna Park this year. The cultural organization took this decision due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The coveted organization arranges the Pohela Boishakh program every year on the first day of the Bengali year. Hundreds of artists take part in the event while it is attended by thousands.
"Since 1967, Chhayanaut has been regularly arranging the traditional cultural festivity under the banyan tree at city's Ramna Park to welcome the Bengali new year.
The only exception was in 1971 and we have decided to postpone this year's festivity amid the global coronavirus outbreak," Chhayanaut General Secretary Laisa Ahmed Lisa said.