Rural Bengal has a different winter tradition. And that tradition is Pithapuli. When winter comes, the smoke of eating pitha falls. Keeping this tradition, pitha festival is held every year in the country and abroad with colorful arrangements. This time, the premises of Sarjaya Bangladesh Association was filled with the smell of Pithapuli.
Emirates Sanbad Pathak Forum organizes Pitha Utsav to highlight the native culture and eternal heritage of Bengal to the new generation at the hall hall of Bangladesh Association in Sarja. Yesterday, Sunday, the festival started at 3 pm and lasted until 10 pm.
A large crowd of women, men and children can be seen at the pitha festival. Every table is filled with hot and cold hot and cold pithas of different varieties and grades. Various designs are also decorated with pitha. The popular pitha of various regions of Bangladesh adorns the festival.
Pithapuli included Dudh Chitai, Ras Manjuri Pitha, Jhal Patisapta, Khala Jhali Pitha, Coconut Nadu, Patisapta, Bashbosha Pitha, Vapa Pitha, Oil Pitha, Dim Poa, Puli Pitha, Coconut Pitha, Nonas Pitha etc. Bahari names and types of pitha are served in the festival.
Bangladesh Consulate Dubai and Northern Emirates Consul General BM Jamal Hossain were the chief guests at the pitha festival. The special guest was Abida Hossain, President of Ladies Group of Bangladesh Consulate Dubai and Northern Emirates.
At the end of the festival, raffle draw and prizes were distributed among the winners of the competition. Bangladesh Press Club UAE General Secretary Kamrul Hasan Johnny, Bangladesh Association Dubai President Professor Abdus Sabur, Emirates News Readers Forum Advisor Kamal Hossain Sumon, Emirates News Portal Editor Ismail, Press Club UAE Joint Editor Modachher Shah, Member Jasedul Islam and others were present.