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Winter wonder

Ponuel S Bose, Narail

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.

Mamun-ur-Rashid, Bogra
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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.

Jatiyo Pitha Utshab (National Cake Festival) 1420 is on at the open premises of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. Information Minister Hassanul Haq Inu inaugurated the festival on January 24 as chief guest. Among others, Sammilito Sangskritik Jote president Nasiruddin Yousuff and veteran actor-director Ataur Rahman were present as guests. President of Jatiyo Pitha Utshab Udjapan Parishad and noted theatre personality M Hamid presided over the inaugural event. A number of stalls are displaying and selling traditional cakes at the festival. The festival is open from 3pm to 9pm every day and ends on January 31. Besides, a cultural programme featuring music, theatre, dance, recitation and a magic show is being held from 4pm-9pm everyday at the Coffee House Angan of Shilpakala Academy. Photo: Ridwan Adid Rupon
Jatiyo Pitha Utshab (National Cake Festival) 1420 is on at the open premises of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. Information Minister Hassanul Haq Inu inaugurated the festival on January 24 as chief guest. Among others, Sammilito Sangskritik Jote president Nasiruddin Yousuff and veteran actor-director Ataur Rahman were present as guests. President of Jatiyo Pitha Utshab Udjapan Parishad and noted theatre personality M Hamid presided over the inaugural event. A number of stalls are displaying and selling traditional cakes at the festival. The festival is open from 3pm to 9pm every day and ends on January 31. Besides, a cultural programme featuring music, theatre, dance, recitation and a magic show is being held from 4pm-9pm everyday at the Coffee House Angan of Shilpakala Academy. Photo: Ridwan Adid Rupon

 

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