North South University (NSU) celebrated Pahela Baishakh 1426, the first day of Bangla Calendar, by organising various colourful activities.
The daylong event was inaugurated with ‘Mangal Shobhajatra’ and proceeded with folk music, traditional dance performances, fair, jaatrapala etc. Around five hundred students participated in the event in a festive mood and expressed their enthusiasm with drums, flute and ektara. Renowned Bangladeshi band ‘Arbovirus’ performed on stage after midday.
Foreign Minister Dr A K Abdul Momen was present as the chief guest and Chairman, Board of Trustees, NSU, Former MP and Chairman of Partex Group M A Hashem was present as the special guest at the programme. Vice-Chancellor (VC) of NSU, Professor Atiqul Islam presided over the ceremony.
In his speech, Abdul Momen said, “We have to move forward with joy of new days by forgetting all sorrows and fatigues of past days.”
M A Hashem said, “The identity of the Bangalees without festivals and holiness is incomplete. Because of this, we always celebrate Pahela Baishakh at NSU and it will be celebrated in the future as well.”
Among others, Board of Trustees, NSU, Pro VC (Designate), NSU, Professor Dr G U Ahsan, Deans of different schools and other senior officials were present during the celebration and visited different traditional crafts, food and beverage stalls, on the campus.