Young minds from different parts of the world have come together to a single point to establish peace eliminating discrimination in celebration of colours, Holi, in India.
Holi, a two-day spring festival, is a rowdy explosion of colours, with people smearing each other's faces with green, yellow and red powder.It was a day with difference for the students at Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute [SRFTI] in Kolkata on Monday as the locals engaged in celebration of Holy along with foreign students, including Bangladeshis.
A total of 30 students from different countries include Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Maldives, Gambia, and Namibia participated in the celebration as they are attending courses of Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) programme under Ministry of External Affairs, India.
Along with the foreign students, Indian students also participated in the celebration of colours and echoed with a uniform expression to make the future of world more peaceful and more equal.
Participant students said the holy brought opportunities to come together in power of colours which holds inner message to make the world more peaceful.
Namibian student Kavita experienced the colour festival for the first time, which was very special with coparticipant from different countries.
"Colours mean exposition of breaking barriers on the occasion of Holi. We are enjoying the colourful event along with friends from different countries. That is beautiful and very significance to me," Kavita said while talking to this correspondent.A group of Bangladeshi students from media profession are attending an ITEC course on Electronic and Digital Media. They were also in attraction in the colourful event.
ITEC scholarship programme participant Shamima Akter Dola mentioned that Holi becomes universal event as the celebrations of colour have became popular in Bangladesh and around the world.
"It's a special occasion for us to attend the Holi celebration in India. We have taken part in the colour fest in participation of students irrespective of race and region and making a common call to make the world more peaceful," journalist Shamima told the Daily Sun.
SRFTI Electronic and Digital Media department Assistant Professor Ashim Paul termed the occasipn as a true celebration of compassion and benevolence as Holi marks the end of hibernation and blooming of love.
"Vivid colours are smeared and drenched on one another, symbolising unity in diversity. Major take-away of Holi is nothing, but sweet memories and love," Ashim told the Daily Sun.
Holi comprises first evening which known as Holika Dahan (burning of demon holika) and the following day as Holi or Rangwali Holi.