Shedding the preceding year’s glooms to oblivion, North South University welcomed Pahela Baishakh, country’s most colorful festival and the first day of the Bangla year 1420, on Sunday with its customary fanfare and festivity.
The program started with a colorful rally named ‘Mongol Shovajatra’ organised by NSU Sangskritik Sangathan and led by Prof. Dr. Md. Abdus Sattar, vice chancellor (Acting), NSU. Students, faculties and officials participated in a colourful procession.
It featured giant replicas of cock, turtle and huge colourful masks symbolising the triumph of good over evil. The participants danced along the beats of traditional musical instruments.
The cultural show started with Tagore’s song Eso hey baishakh eso eso. The programme included puppet show, cock fight, circus, folk songs etc. There was also an opportuninity for the visitors to taste panta elish and pitha in the Boisakhi fair.
-With New Age input