A day-long traditional Pitha Utshob (festival) was held at Faridpur Engineering College premises on Monday to celebrate the winter season.
The students and teachers of Engineering College organised the festival and Prof Dr Mizanur Rahman inaugurated it.
Thousands gathered at the college premises to celebrate the festival and the premises turned into an opportunity for reconciliation.
Different stalls displayed more than 50 varieties of traditional winter pithas including bhapa, chitai, pakan, pati sapta, Dudh Kuli, Roshpakan, Khrepakan, Adipakan, Apple Pitha, Naru Pitha, Dim (Egg) pitha, Tara Pitha, Puli Pitha, Semai Pitha, etc.
Jakia Tajin Antar, a student of the college and organiser of the festival, said, “We organised the Pitha Utshob to spread the spirit of our Bengalee tradition among the new generation.”
People from all walks of life sampled the delicious traditional pithas and recited their past.
Shipra Gowshami, a visitor of the festival said the festival created scope for a new generation to acquaint themselves with our traditions.
She also hopes that the authority will arrange the festival again next year. unb