Pahela Baishakh 1423 Celebrated at KUET April 14, 2016
Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET) celebrated Pahela Baishakh, the Bengali New Year 1423 amid festivity on April 14, 2016. 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 building straw & 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 the enchanting Tagor’s melody song “Esho hey Baishakh esho esho” at the Central Play Ground. At 10am a grand colorful procession (Mongol Shovajatra) to mark the Pahela Baishakh started and paraded the whole varsity campus, Fulbari area led by the Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Muhammed Alamgir with participants in 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. Various cultural program and prize given ceremony also held at night in the auditorium.Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Muhammed Alamgir attended all the programmes while wife of VC Ms. Meherunnesa Lata, Director (P&D) Prof. Dr. Shibendra Shekher Sikder, Director (Students’ Welfare) Prof. Dr. Sobahan Mia accompanied him. 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.