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NEWS – April 2021

Barsho Sesh & Barsho Boron at Sadharan Brahmo Samaj

Barsho Sesh 1427

On 14th April, 2021, special devine service was arranged on the occasion of “Borshosesh 1427” at Sadharan Brahmo Samaj. Devine service was conducted by Smt. Raka Barman and hymns were sung by Sri Kaushik De and Smt. Sukla Sengupta.

Barsho Boron 1428

“Barsho Boron” 1428 was celebrated on 15th April 2021 morning at Samaj prayer hall. The programme started at 10.00 am, divine service was conducted by Smt. Kalyanmoyee Bandopadhyay and hymns were sung by Sri Sandip Das, Sri Sourav Chatterjee, Smt. Dipanwita Ganguly, Smt. Pranati Das and Sri Rajnath Das.


April 13 – Jallianwala Bag Day

We remember with great reverence the innocent lives that were sacrificed during the massacre at the Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar, Punjab, on 13th April 1919. More than 397 people lost their lives and over 1500 were injured when under the order of the acting Brigadier-General Reginald Dyer a troop of the British Indian Army opened fire on a gathering of innocent people who had gathered at the garden to celebrate the festival of Baisakhi. Rabindranath Tagore returned his knighthood to mark his protest against this mindless atrocity.

April 15 – Poila Baishakh or Bengali New Year The first day of the Bengali month of Baishakh has been regarded as the day to start any economic transactions in the Bengali almanac from time immemorial. During the reign of Emperor Akbar, this day came to be merged with the day to pay taxes. Gradually this day came to be regarded as the beginning of the Bengali New Year. In fact, according to a historian, the celebration of Poila Baishakh owes its origin to the Brahmo movement. This day is celebrated in all the Brahmo Samajes of Bengal with prayer meetings and devotional songs. This day has a special significance in Bangladesh as this day is associated with the Bengali identity which is marked by daylong celebrations

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