It is a reaffirmation of life and of hope. Poila Baishak, Bengali New Year day, the day of fresh beginning, is celebrated with great zest and tribute is paid to the immortal son of Bengal, Rabindranath Tagore.
A cultural event that includes a play or song or dance or a combination of all three by reputed artists is generally the norm in the evening. But the highlight is the Bengali calendar that is distributed to all visitors. The tradition of 'misti mukh' is also maintained and it's heart warming to see people depart with food packets clutching the precious calendar - a clear indication of the inevitable pull of their Bengali roots.