Monday, April 18, 2016

Report for 17th Bangladesh Boishakhi mela and Curry Festival 2016

17th Bangladesh boishakhi mela and curry festival was held on 17th, April, in Ikebukuro Nishiguchi Park. Although it was raining in the morning, fifteen Bangladesh curry booths as well as many other booths, like for Bangladesh traditional clothes and accessories, were there. 

In addition, some performers sang and danced Bangladesh traditional New Year’s songs on the stage at the center of the park. In this event, APFS held a free consultation space for those foreigners, having problems, such as for their visa, education, and job search. As a result, many foreigners visited us and consulted their problems. Three volunteers, including me Igarashi, joined this as flyer distributors. I am really glad to have this chance to talk to Bangladeshi, whom I do not know much about. I was amazed how cheerful and polite they are as well as their fluent Japanese skills. At the same time, however, I also felt strong necessity of help for those foreigners after hearing their concerns. Power from one person is little, but it would become bigger if everyone gets together. If you could not come to the festival this time, please join next year. Your world will be widened.