- Celebrate unity through diversity
Apr 16, 2018-Every Pahela Baishakh comes with a new rhythm and new promises, but a common thread is the time spent with loved ones, the sights and smells that evoke Pahela Baishakhs past, and the warmth and hope that come from renewed pledges. As we welcome yet another Pahela Baishakh we’re painfully reminded of all the people that we have lost, the mistakes that we made, the plans that went awry, and the promises that weren’t delivered. But Pahela Baishakh is as much about taking stock of the past as about opening a new chapter in life and making sure the apparitions of the past year do no cast a shadow over the possibilities of our future. In recent years, this day has attained special significance because of its message of unity so essential for a diverse and multicultural society like ours. Pahela Baishakh, in that sense, strengthens inclusiveness and we hope, going forward, we will stress more on our commonalities rather than differences for a harmonious coexistence. We resent the attempt by some to communalise the celebrations and call upon them to acknowledge and accept the very eclectic character of the day.
Published: 16-04-2018 07:10