Bashonto Utsab in Rajshahi
The first day of Falgun (first month of spring) was celebrated with much gusto on Rajshahi University campus and in the city with daylong colourful programmes on February 13.
On RU campus, the programme started early in the morning at Fine Arts department premises. Teachers, students and employees jointly brought out a colourful rally from the department premises amidst music.
At a cultural programme titled "Bashonto Agomon," students performed traditional dance and Tagore songs.
Biborton, an organisation based at RU, held a daylong programme to celebrate the first day of spring at 'Shabash Bangladesh' premises. Biborton in association with Aktel, also held a concert featuring Baul songs. Rajshahi City Corporation Mayor AHM Khairuzzaman Liton was present as chief guest at the programme.
A discussion was held prior to the programme. Bibortan President Dipayan Sarker Dip and Professor Moloy Kumar Bhowmik spoke on the occasion.
Teachers and students of the Economics department, RU brought out a rally on the campus as well.
The department also held discussion, cultural programme and a 'pitha' festival on the occasion.
Students of Bangla, Folklore, Music and Dramatic, and Mass Communication departments also brought out separate processions and held cultural programmes.
Most of the educational institutions in Rajshahi city were in a festive mood that day.