Nabanno Utshab celebrated in Khulna

KHULNA Nabanna Utsab', a Bengali festival of

harvesting new crops, was celebrated here yesterday amid festivity and

fervour among the rural people.

Celebration of this festival of bringing new crops home has been celebrated

in this region for centuries and has become an integral part of the tradition

and culture.

Marking the festival, Department of Agriculture Expansion (DAE) and

Agricultural Training Institute chalked out elaborate programmes that

included bringing out colorful rally in the city, making and distributing

cakes and rice pudding made of newly harvested rice and cultural function.

Agriculturists Kazi Abdul Mannan attended the function as the chief while

Deputy Director of DAE Agriculturist Pankaj Kanti Mojumder presided over the

ceremony. Principal of Agriculture Training Institute Agriculturist Dr S M

Ferdous addressed as special guest.

Speaking on the occasion, Agriculturist Kazi Abdul Mannan said the Nabanna

Utsab is celebrated all over the country as people from towns and cities

gather to join the village people to have the taste of rural atmosphere and

culture.

This is a joyous time in the village as the farmers return home with loads

of golden paddy and the women make different types of home-made cakes with

rice flour, to mark the festival.

DD Pankaj said the celebration of the festival of bringing new crops

home has been an inseparable part of the tradition and culture of eternal

Bangla.

A large number of people including district and upazila level officials,

students, agri-officials, social workers, NGO activists and media men took

part in the programmes.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)