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Obama greets Bangalees on Pahela Baishakh

US President Barack Obama has greeted all Bangla-speaking people around the world on the occasion of Pahela Baishakh, the first day of the Bangla New Year.

US secretary of State John Kerry issued a statement in this regard on April 10.

“On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I am delighted to send our warmest greetings to all Bengali-speaking people around the world as you celebrate Pahela Baishakh,” he said in the message.

“The United States joins you in celebrating the history and vibrant culture of the Bengali people,” he added.

“Your rich cultural heritage in song, film, poetry, art, and literature has enriched humanity. As you gather with family and friends to celebrate the New Year, know that the United States stands with you as a partner and friend,” the message added.

“May the New Year be filled with peace and prosperity. Shubho Nobo Borsho!”

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