To celebrate winter, a daylong Pitha Utsab (cake festival) was held at Amada Adorsha College premises in Amada village, Lohagara upazila of the district on January 25.
Organised by the College, the event was inaugurated by Lawmaker Adv. Sheikh Hafizur Rahman, Narail-2 as chief guest.
Around 50 varieties of scrumptious pitha were on display at 10 stalls. Foodies were pleased to be able to sample bhapa, bhapa puli, chitoi, jamai, phool, chandrapuli, chamcham, saj, mukhsala, patishapta and other delectable pitha at the festival.
The speakers spoke on the significance of pitha in our culture, emphasising the importance of preserving and popularising the delicacy.
Lawmaker Adv. Sheikh Hafizur Rahman in his speech said that Pitha occupies an important place in our tradition. It has been a long tradition to make varieties of pitha, particularly in winter among Bengalees.
Later, a cultural programme featuring poetry recitation, dance and folk songs was held much to the delight of visitors.
A daylong annual winter Pitha Utshab was held by the students of Victoria Memorial (VM) School of Bogra town recently.
At the festival, 22 stalls were erected by the students for the display of the different Pithas made by the students of the school. Tal, Pudding, Khoi, Kamranga, Lobongalota, Shataranji, Shagu, Golap, Golap Dudh, Pakhon, Jhinuk and Puli pitha were displayed at the festival.
The programme was inaugurated by Additional Deputy Commissioner (Education) Shufia Nazim,
The three best stalls were given prizes for making different items.
The speakers praised the interest of the students in Pitha making activities and urged the audience to uphold the past tradition of Bangalee culture.