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Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal and parts of India celebrate new year

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina extended greetings to all Bengalis at home and abroad on the first day of the Bengali calendar, and hoped "the new sun of the New Year would make everyone's lives more beautiful and happy".
Apr 15, 2019
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DHAKA/COLOMBO/KATHMANDU/NEW DELHI: As Dhaka awoke to the sound of music from large groups of people heralding in the new year with songs, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina extended greetings to all Bengalis at home and abroad on the first day of the Bengali calendar, and hoped "the new sun of the New Year would make everyone's lives more beautiful and happy".
 
In Colombo, in a statement celebrating the new year, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena called upon Sri Lankans, living in the island and overseas, to work unitedly for the upliftment of the nation. Sirisena said as the country celebrates the Sinhala and Tamil New Year on Sunday, Sri Lankans must collectively commit themselves towards fulfilling the national expectations, which includes further development of the country.
 
Nepali President Bidhya Devi Bhandari wished for peace, prosperity, longevity and happiness to all Nepalis at home and abroad on the occasion of the Nepali New Year.
 
Indian President Ramnath Kovind greeted people in the states mostly in eastern and southern India which are also celebrating the advent of the new year. 
 

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