Pahela Baishakh, first day of the Bangla year- 1426 was celebrated amidst traditional fanfare on 15 April, 2019 at the plaza area of Eastern University (EU). Mohammad Ali Azzam, Member of Board of Trustees was inaugurated the programme. Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Shahid Akhtar Hossain, Treasurer A S Mahmud, Registrar Abul Basher Khan was present there. The programme was organised by Eastern University Cultural Club (EUCC).
In the evening, a vibrant cultural programme including Baishakhi Puthi was organised by the club. A range of songs and dances were performed to demonstrate the tradition and customs of New Year celebration in Bangladesh. Hundreds of participants attended the festival in a joyous mood. Liaquat Hossain Moghul, chairman of the board of trustees, Engineer Mesbah Uddin Ahmed, former chairman of the board of trustees attended the programme at evening session. Deans, chairpersons, faculty members and officials from different departments and sections of the university were present on the colorful event. All appreciated such a wonderful initiative and thanked the organisers.
The objective of the programme was to represent the enriched culture, tradition and heritage through various forms of performance including song, dance and fashion show. The students of EU also participated in a Baishakhi Fair at the plaza area of the campus.
As part of this celebration, the students of EU from various faculties was participated in the Baisakhi Mela to sell different types of foods, beverages, cloths, accessories etc. Besides, there were various types of external vendors in the campus to sell the Bengali traditional foods. The programme was coordinated by assistant professor Tasnuva Rahman and hosted by assistant director Sohel Rana.