In a pleasant surprise, the United States President Donald Trump extended his wishes to Bengalis living across the globe ahead of the Bengali new year.
“On behalf of President Trump and the American people, I wish Bengalis everywhere a joyous New Year. We commemorate this important day along with all those from Bangladesh, India, and around the world who come together today to mark the arrival of the New Year,” Acting Secretary of State John J. Sullivan said in an official statement.
It was also added that United States thanks the Bangladeshi American community for its outstanding contributions to the nation, economy and culture.
The statement further read before signing off with “Shubho Noboborsho!”.
The Bengali New Year, also called Pohela Boishakh, is the traditional new year day of the Bengali community. This year, it will be celebrated on April 15.>