BRAC University (BRACU) organised a fair titled “BRACU Baishakhi Mela-1424” at the auditorium of its Mohakhali campus in the capital on April 3 marking Bangla New Year 1424. Stalls displaying boutique attire, jewellery accessories, games, food items and more made and presented by BRACU students and their associates, faculty members and staff were the major attraction at the event which was also open to students' parents.
Director of BRAC Institute of Languages, Lady Syeda Sarwat Abed inaugurated the programme. In her inaugural speech, she said “Pahela Baishakh is a joyful occasion in the life of each and every Bangladeshi”.
At the fair there were also arrangements for a puppet show, bioscope, parrot fortune-telling and a mehedi corner.
Rayed Hassan, a student organiser, said that the puppet show was aimed at acquainting students with Bangladesh's cultural heritage through entertainment.
The fair also gave opportunities to entrepreneurs to showcase their products.
The campus was decorated on the theme of the day while students wore traditional attire with motifs depicting Bangladesh's heritage and culture.