After a long and cold winter, spring has finally arrived with its gentle breeze and sweet scent to bring color to nature. The Bengali people have celebrated Pitha Utsab for centuries to celebrate the newness of nature. Unfortunately, this traditional practice is fading away day by day. Pitha Utshob is a celebration that highlights the variety in Bengali culture. To preserve this long-standing tradition, the North South University Social Services Club (NSU SSC) organized “Pitha Utsab 1429” on the occasion of Pohela Falgun.
The event took place on February 14, 2023, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at the North South University playground. The ground was decorated so colorfully, and the day was full of colors and festive vibes. The university’s vice-chancellor, pro vice-chancellor, and director of student affairs were present for the inauguration of this program. Each and every club of the university, the faculties, and even employees took part in this colorful program and set up pitha stalls around the North South University premises.
The event offered a variety of pithas of around 20 different kinds, such as bhapa pitha, patishapta, dudh chitoi, and jhal pitha. The occasion provided an opportunity for faculty and students to engage with and learn about Bengali culture. The whole NSU community enjoyed the event, and it was a perfect way to welcome the spring season.
At the end of the event, the president of North South University Social Service Club, MD. Mahmudul Islam, delivered a speech. He mentioned that “the club has always worked to make people happy, and we are really thrilled to host this event. Every member of our club worked tirelessly to make everyone happy. To introduce our youthful generation to our culture, we are looking forward to arranging such activities.”
The Pitha Utsab 1429 was a great success, and it provided an opportunity for the NSU community to celebrate the Bengali culture and its traditions. It is hoped that such events will continue to be organized to preserve and promote Bengali culture among the younger generation.