- KUET Celebrated Pahela Baishakh 1426
April 14, 2019
Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET) celebrated Pahela Baishakh, the Bengali New Year 1426 amid festivity on April 14, 2019. The whole university wore a festive dimension as the students of KUET installed stalls representing their respective halls for Baishakhi Fair with pure Bengali fashion build with straw and clay made beautiful huts. Very special "Panta" (watery rice) with green chilies, sort of native and indigenous cakes etc were the main attractions in the fair. Celebration started in the early morning with Tagor's enchanting melody song "Esho hey Baishakh esho esho" at the Central Play Ground. At 10 a.m. a grand colorful procession (Mongol Shovajatra) to mark the Pahela Baishakh started and went round the whole University campus and Fulbarigate area led by the Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Quazi Sazzad Hossain with the participants of traditional attire wearing multi-coloured masks, palanquins etc. Cultural programmes, snake-charming, kite flying, cock fight, kabadi etc were also the day long native attractions of the day. Prize given ceremony also held in the evening. Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Quazi Sazzad Hossain attended all the programmes. In a short speech Vice-Chancellor said, Pahela Baishakh is deeply rooted in our heritage and we are proud of it. May the Bengali New Year bring message of joy for all and unite all to build a prosperous nation, he added. Students, Teachers, Officers and Staff of the university enjoyed the day long festival. Teachers Association and Officers Association of KUET also arranged different kinds of programs to mark the day.