The traditional cremation fair at Gabtali is well completed

The traditional cremation of Gabtali in Bogra was completed on Wednesday. Baumela will be held for girls only in Mahishaban village of Gabtali.

As it is officially banned, the main attraction of Poradaha Mela is that Baghair fish was not in the fair this time. However, although tiger fish was not found in the fair, there were many big fish of different species, both domestic and foreign. The second attraction of the fair was small and big sweets. At the fair, various furniture and food items including barai (cool), pickles, agricultural products from different districts are sold like hats and bazaars. There were also entertaining circuses, merry-go-rounds, magic games, and motorcycle games. This time the newly elected chairman of Mahishaban UP Abdul Majid Mandal was in charge of the fair management committee.

The fair has been held for one day at a place called Poradaha near Golabari port of Mahishaban union of the upazila on the occasion of local monks’ Punja. The fair is held every year on the last Wednesday of the month of Magh or the first Wednesday of the month of Falgun. Meanwhile, like every year, Baumela will be held in Mahishaban village of Gabtali on the initiative of local youth society. Only girls buy and sell at this fair.

Additional District Magistrate Mohammad Salauddin Ahmed, UNO of Gabtali Mosha Raunak Jahan and Aceland Mizanur Rahman repeatedly urged the buyers and sellers to follow the hygiene rules by visiting the fair through hand mic.

Regarding the Poradaha fair, UNO of Gabtali deleted: Raunak Jahan and Gabtali Model Police Station OC Sirajul Islam Siraj said that the fair has been asked to end earlier due to Corona. However, with the cooperation of all, the fair was completed peacefully.