Pitha is a traditional Bengali food. Throughout the winter, there are various pitha arrangements in the homes of Bangladesh. In the busy life of expats, it is very impossible to organize pitha-puli at home every day. Therefore, the German expatriate Bangladeshis are not lagging behind in their own traditions and cultural practices.
On the initiative of expatriate organization Narayanganj Association Germany, a huge pitha festival was organized in an auditorium in Frankfurt last Saturday. In this festival, the expatriate Bengali women had arranged various kinds of delicious winter pies.
The organization’s president Nuruddin Mithu Minju, general secretary Mohammad Motaleb, Zakir Hossain, standing committee members Khan Mannan, Sohrab Hossain, Monir Hossain, Mahbubul Alam, Samad Mia, Liton Islam, Mizanur Rahman Mithu, Mohammad were under the overall supervision of this biggest pitha festival of Bangladeshi diaspora in Germany. Aman, Mohammad Azad, Saidur Rahman Mithu, Masum Mia, Niamul Bhuiyan, Amir Hossain, Mohammad Sana, Afrid Pradhan, Mahbubul Islam and Niamat and many others.
Smita Jahan Swarna graced the show with a mesmerizing presentation. German expatriate artists Enamul Mohammad, Matia Sarkar, Rocon Faisal, Khushi and many others delighted everyone by singing one song after another at the festival.
The special attraction of the program was the large participation of the new generation children born in Germany and their various performances. Mithia, Ishra, Sadia, Samiha and Myra’s dance, song and various performances enthralled everyone. The festival became crowded from noon to night with various performances including jokes, poems, rhymes.
The leaders of the organization said that this arrangement is for everyone to stay united by practicing the native culture to overcome the monotony of the busy life of expatriation. Also, this arrangement is to keep the new generation involved with the culture and traditional food of Bangladesh.