Bengali new year begins on Pohela Boisakh. During the West Bengal festival Pohela Baisakh or Poila Baisakh, the entire community celebrates. The word Pohela refers to the first day of the month in Bengali, and Baisakh refers to the new month.
Baisakh is therefore the first month according to the Bengali calendar. Among other politicians, PM Narendra Modi, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, and others expressed their best wishes for Bengali New Year.
On the auspicious occasion of Pohela Boishakh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted everyone through a tweet:
Mamata Banerjee, chief minister of West Bengal, tweeted:
Union Home Minister Amit Shah Tweeted:
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari Wished Pohela Boishakh: