Top functionaries have wished people on the occasion of Poila Boishakh or the Bengali New Year.

For instance if Prime Minister Narendra Modi has wished people, West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee  wished people on the occasion of Poila Boishakh.

Poila Boishakh, also known as Bangla Noboborsho, is the first day of the Bengali calendar. It is widely celebrated in West Bengal, Assam and Tripura, besides Bangladesh. 

"Happy New Year, 1429. Many greetings and congratulations to all. Stay healthy, stay well, enjoy the coming days," Mamata tweeted in Bengali.

The governor hoped that the Bengali New Year may fructify Rabindranath Tagore's dream "where the mind is without fear and the head is held high".

"Greetings to all on auspicious occasion PoilaBoishakh. May SubhoNoboBorsho bring to you and your family happiness and prosperity! Let the dream Gurudev of creating a land of Bhayashoonya Chitaa & Uccha Sheer fructify in West Bengal and all over," Dhankar tweeted.

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