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Three days Lalon Mela begins

Published : 16 Oct 2019 07:01 PM | Updated : 07 Sep 2020 05:35 PM

A three-day festival began on Wednesday afternoon at Lalon Akhra in Chheuria village marking the 129th death anniversary of legendry Baul Lalon Shah, report agencies.

The Lalon Academy, in association with the Ministry of Cultural Affairs, is organising the event.

Hundreds of admirers from home and abroad have already gathered at the Akhra.

The festival will have Sadhur Haat, fair, discussion and singing of Baul songs by artistes of Lalon Academy.

Local parliamentarian Mahbubul Alam Hanif of Kushtia-3 constituency inaugurated the three-day festival in the afternoon. Tight security has been put in place to ensure safety of the devotees.

Lalon Shah was a Baul, a mystic, a songwriter, singer, social reformer and secular thinker. He has become an icon of religious tolerance and secularism in Bengali culture.