Stating about the presence of Bengalis all over the world and their contribution in the progress of the country, Clinton stated, "As you celebrate this special day, know that the United States stands with all Bengalis everywhere as we work for a more peaceful and prosperous future."
"On behalf of President (Barack Obama) and the people of the United States, I send my best wishes to all Bengali-speaking people around the world as you celebrate Poila Boishakh in the coming days. I wish all Bengalis prosperity and happiness in this new year of promise and possibility," said Clinton.
Wishing the Bengalis, who live in America, she added, "Bengali-Americans will join their fellow Bengali family and friends to celebrate the many accomplishments of the Bengali people."
The people in Nepal also are celebrating the first day of the Bengali new year with full zeal. The Embassy of the People's Republic of Bangladesh in Kathmandu celebrated the "Pohela Baishakh" in a grand manner by organizing various functions on Thursday, Apr 14.