New Town gears up for Poila Baishakh
Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO) will organise a series of programmes including mouth watering lunch and dinner and musical programmes as well as discussion on the future of Bengali cinema to celebrate the Bengali New Year.
An angling festival Catch-n- Release will be held at Eco Park on Friday to encourage those who enjoy fishing. The angling festival will be held in two phases, between 9 am to 12 noon and 1 pm to 4 pm. The participants will have to bring their own fishing rods and bait.
There will be special food festival Rashe Boshe Nababarsha where lip-smacking dishes will be served from April 14 to 16 at café Ekante.
The restaurant, renamed by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, has become very popular among foodies and advance booking on special days is done well ahead of the occasion. There will be baul songs and special musical programmes at café Ekante too.
A unique numismatics and hobby exhibition will be held at Nazrul Tirtha between April 14 and 16. The exhibition has evoked great response among the collectors of old coins and its selected audience.
A discussion, titled New Horizons of Bangla Cinema, will be held at Nazrul Tirtha on April 15. Speakers will include Anindya Chatterjee, Barun Chanda and Mahua Halder, followed by the screening of Anindya Chatterjee's Open Tee Bioscope.
New Town is fast becoming a major centre for cultural activities and many from Kolkata visit Nazrul Tirtha and Rabindra Tirtha regularly to watch cultural events. Eco Park has become the most important destination for both domestic and foreign tourists.
There will be cultural programmes at New Town Business Club and Swapno Bhor, the senior citizen's park. There will be cultural show at the houseboat restaurant as well to celebrate the Bengali New Year.