US greets Bengalis on Pahela Baishakh
The US government and the American people have greeted the Bengalis around the world on the occasion of "Pahela Baishakh," the first day of Bengali New Year.
"On behalf of the
American people and the government of the United States of America, I wish a joyous New Year to Bengalis around the world," said Morgan Ortagus, spokesperson for the US Department of State.
In a press statement issued in Washington DC on Friday, Morgan said this holiday, celebrated in Bangladesh, India, and around the world, is an opportunity to celebrate the rich heritage and vast contributions made by speakers of the Bangla language.
"It is also a time to reflect on the long history of friendship between the peoples of United States and Bangladesh and our growing cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region," she said while wishing a happy Pahela Baishakh.