Today on Pahela Baishakh we, the Bangalees, herald the new with a fresh mind and clean heart leaving behind the blemishes of the year gone by. Today we celebrate the ushering in of Nababarsha with fun, frolic and colour. It's a day of happy reunion with friends, families with many dreams for future. Colours of delight will dispel the smudge and gloom from our lives. Each season has its own colour and temper reflected on our moods throughout the year. We hope the vibrancy with which we begin the Nababarsha will last us through to the end. On this joyful day, which is part of our ethos, we wish all our readers and well-wishers a very happy and prosperous Bangla New Year.

Shubha Nababarsha
1412 2005