GAIBANDHA: A Pitha Utsab (cake festival) was held on the premises of Central Shaheed Minar of Gaibandha Poura Park here on Sunday afternoon, reports BSS.
SKS Foundation, a reputed non government voluntary organization, arranged the festival aimed at upholding and strengthening the Bengali culture and tradition.
Mayor of Gaibandha Municipality Advocate Shah Masud Zahangir Kabir Milon formally inaugurated the festival as the chief guest and visited the 5 stalls where 30 kinds of pithas were displayed for the visitors.
Speaking on the occasion, mayor Advocate Shah Masud Zahangir Kabir Milon said Bangladesh is called the country ‘Pitha-Puli’ and the pithas are a part of food tradition and food culture of Bangladeshi cuisine.
Although the Bengalis enjoy different types of pithas all the year round but winter is the best season of pithas in our beautiful villages and our grandmothers and mothers wait to serve delicious pithas for their near and dear ones, he also said.
Apart from grandeur and colors of the pithas, the children performed songs regarding pithas to entertain the visitors during the cultural function..