Politicians, business leaders, diplomats, celebrities and journalists convened in a modest gathering on Thursday.

Editor-in-Chief Toufique Imrose Khalidi welcomed the guests with the traditional 'panta-Ilish' along with a long list of home-made delicacies.

Bangladeshis along with Bengalees across the world on Thursday celebrated the first day of Bengali year.

The participants engaged themselves in the festivities and interacted with each other in a very homely atmosphere, lasting from noon to evening.

Source: Bangladesh's First Internet Newspaper