A four-day Divisional Pitha festival has started in Sylhet. It was organized by Sylhet branch of National Pitha Festival Celebration Parishad in collaboration with Sylhet District Administration and Zilla Parishad. In addition to Sylhet division, entrepreneurs from Dhaka and Chittagong divisions have arranged pitha stalls in it.
Sylhet Deputy Commissioner Md Mozibor Rahman and the central president of National Pitha Festival Celebration Parishad Freedom Fighter M Hamid inaugurated the pitha festival by blowing colorful balloons in Sylhet district sports building premises on Thursday afternoon.
General Secretary of City Awami League Professor Md. Zakir Hossain was the special guest in the event.
Al Azad, Convenor of Sylhet branch of National Pitha Festival Celebration Parishad presided over the inauguration. Member Secretary Rajat Kanti Gupta welcomed everyone. Among others present on the opening stage were the organization’s central general secretary Khandkar Shah Alam, Sylhet branch joint convener Shamsul Alam Salim, Ekushey medalist folk music artist Sushma Dash, Zilla Parishad panel chairman A Z Rowshan Zebeen Ruba, Bangladesh Recitation Coordinating Council presidium member Mokaddes Babul, Cultural Jot Sylhet President Aminul Islam Liton, Sammilita Natya Parishad Acting President Ujjal Dash, Bangladesh Dancers Association Sylhet General Secretary Nilanjana Das Jui and Innovator Executive Director Pranabkanti Deb.
The program was conducted by Sukant Gupta, Joint Member Secretary of Sylhet branch of National Pitha Festival Celebration Parishad.
Cultural programs were performed after the inauguration.
Pitha festival will continue till March 12. Timings are daily from 3 PM to 9 PM.
Besides, cultural program will be performed from 6:30 pm. Press release
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