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DHAKA, Feb 26: Bangladesh Embassy in Yangon, Myanmar has taken an initiative to increase its outreach with the Myanmar society and people in order to project strengths of Bangladesh culinary and culture and dispel any misperception through public diplomacy.
As part of the Embassy's ongoing public diplomacy campaign in Myanmar to showcase Bangladesh's cultural diversity and rich tradition particularly her culinary tradition, a Pitha Utsab (traditional cake festival) was organised in Yangon on Tuesday.
It was arranged to introduce Bangladesh's culinary tradition to Myanmar and resident foreign nationals, said a PID handout on Friday.
Over 15 popular varieties of Bengali pithas were displayed to project one important aspect of the culinary tradition of greater Bengal and commonalities of Bengali traditional food with those of Myanmar and other countries in the neighbourhood.
The Pitha Utsab, held on the Chancery premises with the active support of Bangladesh community and Embassy officials, attracted a quality crowd of over 200 from Yangon elites and civil society, ambassadors and diplomats.
Bangladesh Ambassador Sufiur Rahman spoke on the occasion.
An array of trays of homemade pithas added one more dimension to the celebrations of diversity on the sidelines of the observance of the Amar Ekushey and International Mother Language Day, according to a news agency.