A three-day Lalon festival set to begin at Lalon Akhra of Cheuria village of Kushtia from today (Thursday) remembering the philosopher, Baul saint, mystic, songwriter, social reformer and thinker Lalon Shah. He is also known as Lalon Fakir or Mahatma Lalon.
Like each year, this year the festival will also feature Lalon Mela, discussion, and musical soiree on daily basis. The Lalon Academy in association with the Ministry of Cultural Affairs is organizing the event.
Devotees from home and abroad have thronged the Akhra on this occasion and the shrine of Lalon has been decorated in a festive look.
With Deputy Commissioner of Kushtia Jahir Raihan in the chair, local lawmaker Mahbubul Alam Hanif will attend the ceremony as chief guest. Kushtia Police Super SM Mehedi Hasan, Zila Parishad Chairman Haji Rabiul Islam, District Awami League President Sadar Uddin Khan, and General Secretary Azgar Ali will be special guests. Islamic University Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr. Shahinur Rahman will present the keynote paper on the occasion.
The whole town has worn a festive look to celebrate the day.