A very happy Bengali New Year to allMy best wishes to all in the ISC family on the occasion of Bengali New Year. It is celebrated all over the West Bengal as Poila Boisakh. Poila means 1st and Boisakh is the first month in the Bengali calendar. Though it is very hot here in Kolkata, there is no dearth in celebration of this auspicious occasion. In my childhood, we used to wear new clothes on this day and visit different shops in the locality. A few of the shops start their new accounts book, popularly known as Halkhata, on this day. If you visit those shops you will be offered a packet of sweets and a brand new Bengali Calendar. This was the usual tradition and it is still followed by many with the inclusion of some more varieties.
With a brand new year, people start working with renewed hopes and I wish all the dreams of yours which remain unfulfilled in the past will be fulfilled this time around. Keep moving and do not lose your patience.