Shakrain fest held

Staff correspondent

15 January, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Shakrain fest held

Holding colourful kites, banners and festoons, Old Dhaka residents take out a colourful procession on Monday marking the end of Bangla month Poush. Dhakabashi, an Old Dhaka-based cultural organisation, and Bangladesh Kite Federation, have organised the event. =SUN photo

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.