Published:  12:20 AM, 11 February 2019

Saraswati Puja observed at Rajshahi University

Saraswati Puja observed at Rajshahi University

Saraswati Puja, the festival for worshiping Devi Saraswati, the Goddess of literature and culture of the Hindu community, was observed at Rajshahi University (RU) campus through socio-religious festivals and rituals on Sunday. Saraswati who is the goddess of wisdom, knowledge, learning, speak, music and also the symbol of justice and beauty. The Puja is celebrated every year on the fifth day of the bright fortnight of the month of Magh, as Goddess Saraswati was born on this day.

The day is called 'Vasant Panchami'. Hindu devotees, especially students and teachers of university celebrated the Saraswati Puja at the university central temple premises, setting up colorful Mandaps and placing the idol of the goddess with different types of sweet meets, fruits and other items and articles of handicrafts.

Religious rituals, special prayer, Aroti, Bani Archana, discussion meeting and cultural meeting also held on this occasion. RU VC Professor Dr M Abdus Sobhan attended as chief guest while Pro-VC Prof Dr Ananda Kumar Shaha, and Pro-VC Chowdhury Mohammad Zakaria were present as special guests at the discussion meeting, chaired by Prof Dr Biswanath Sarker, president of RU Central Puja Celebration Committee.

Emiratus Professor Arun Kumar Basak, Professor Chitta Ranjon Mitra, Professor Provash Kumar Kormokar spoke at the program. General Secretary of the committee Pronob Kumar Pandey delivered his welcome speech at the occasion.

Acting Registrar of the university M A Bari and proctor Prof. Lutfur Rahman were present at the program. Bani Archana was also arranged at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Muzibur Rahman, Sayeed Amir Ali, Shaheed Shamsuzzoha, Monnujan, Rokeya Taposi Rabeya Halls and different departments and school of the university.

The devotees prayed that everyone would come forward for the country's overall development. Earler, Indian assistant high-commissioner to Bangladesh A K Misra visited the Mandap and exchanged his greeting.

---Sakib Al Hasasn, RU

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