A neighborhood festival was held in Baridhara to strengthen the relationship between local residents. It had pitha, bioscope, puppet show. Children draw pictures. There was also a system of carrom-chess for adults. Ambassadors of various countries and foreign citizens also participated in this event with the locals.
Diplomatic area of Baridhara was bustling with this neighborhood festival organized by Dhaka North City Corporation on Friday.
North Dhaka Mayor Atiqul Islam inaugurated this third time event. At this time, he informed about the Para festival in all areas of the capital.
Mayor Atiqul said, our involvement with everyone in the society is very necessary. We don’t know the people next door. We don’t know what the problem is in the neighbor’s house, we don’t have a clue. As a child, we used to celebrate in the neighborhood. I used to distribute halwa-rooties to neighbors’ houses. I used to respect my elders, I would greet them when I saw them. This kind of image is not seen in Dhaka. So I have taken the initiative to organize this neighborhood festival to create social bonds.
Guests from home and abroad are also overwhelmed by this rural atmosphere in Dhaka.
India’s High Commissioner Prannoy Verma said this is a wonderful initiative. Getting to know the neighbors. Everyone in the family likes this arrangement.
British High Commissioner Sarah Cook said, through such an arrangement, I can get to know everyone in the community. I can also learn about the culture of Bangladesh.
There were pitha, bioscope, puppet dance and craft stalls. Organization of carrom-chess games with wish board, drawing of children. There were at least 50 stalls of various individuals and organizations in this day-long neighborhood festival.