Poush Sankranti (the end of Bengali month Poush) popularly known as Shakrain or Ghuri Utshob was held in the capital amid festivity on Monday.
Dhakabashi, a cultural organisation of old Dhaka city, and Bangladesh Kite Federation jointly taken out a procession on Dhaka University campus marking the event.Liberation war minister AKM Mozammel Huq inaugurated the procession at Teacher-Student Center of Dhaka University.
Executive director of DevTech Dr Ferdousi Begum, president of Bangladesh Jatiya Jubo Federation Dulal Biswas, DSCC ward-23 councillor Humayun Kabir attended the procession.
Earlier, the organisations held a kite festival at capital’s Hazaribag with different traditional kites of Dhaka. They also held a kite flying competition.
Besides, different traditional foods were served including puffed rice and sweets as per tradition of the festival.