Baishakh-shopping has gained momentum in the region as the Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bangla New Year, is knocking at the door. The buyers are crowding in the markets to buy clothes and other items for their families, reports BSS.
Huge rush of the young girls, adolescents and housewives to local markets in the city has increased sales in recent days ahead of welcoming the 'Pahela Baishakh.'
The shop owners are also happy over satisfying sales of 'Boishakhi saree', glass bangle, 'punti necklace', bands for hair bun and other goods at the shopping malls and markets.
According to the market sources, hundreds of women, mostly young females, have been thronging the markets, shopping malls, ongoing month-long industry and trade fair in the city to purchase 'Baisahkhi' goods of their own choice.
The women shoppers are mostly purchasing 'Baishakhi' clothes, red-bordered white 'saree', glass bangles, 'punti necklace', bands and other goods from morning to night to beautify them for making 'Pahela Baishakh' celebrations memorable.
Students of Begum Rokeya University Asrhukona, Farhana and Ferdousi and Akhtari of Carmichael College said they purchased red-coloured glass bangles, red-bordered white and yellow saree, 'punti necklace' and flower bands to wear on 'Pahela Baishakh,' reports BSS
"Wearing of 'Baishakhi saree, 'punti necklace' and flower bands at hair bun, eating 'Pantha Bhat' with 'Pat Sak', 'Shutki' and spicy 'Bhorta' adds additional pleasure in enjoying colourful 'Baishakhi' programmes," BSS quoted housewife Khaleda Yasmin as saying.
Bangle Trader Abdur Rahim at Nababganj Bazaar said a large number of young girls, adolescents and ladies were purchasing huge glass bangles as well as 'punti necklace' and other goods from their shops daily in the recent days.
Proprietor of 'Khokan Store' Mahmudul Islam said he was selling each dozen of red-coloured 'Reshmi bangles' at Taka 60, 'Dhamaka set metal bangles' at Taka 110, 'Mou bangles' at Taka 170, red-coloured metal bangles at Taka 180-200 on an average.
"Ornament sets with soil-works are being sold at Taka 70 per set, 3-layer red-white mixed coloured bangles at Taka 160 per dozen, back stone bangles at Taka 300, smaller red-coloured 'punti' necklace at Taka 200, two-step red coloured 'punti' necklace at Taka 250, red rose band at Taka 100, antique set band at Taka 1,600 and so on," he said.
Meanwhile the divisional city has started wearing festive looks to celebrate Pahela Baishakh, the Bengali New Year 1424, amid huge enthusiasm, fanfare and traditional festivity on Friday next.
The district administration, City Corporation and law enforcement agencies have taken adequate security measures to complete 'Pahela Baishakh' celebrations before the sunset in peaceful atmosphere.