'Barsha Utsab-1429' was celebrated on Wednesday (Jun 15) at the Dhaka University campus through various performances by several cultural organisations marking the first day of the Bangla month of Ashar.
Marking the day, 'Barsha Utsab Udjapon Parishad' organised their 'Barsha Utsab 1429' celebrations at the Teacher-Student Centre (TSC) in the morning while Udichi Shilpi Gosthi Dhaka Metropolitan Unit held its programme at Nazrul Mancha in Bangla Academy.
Preserving nature and welcoming the Monsoon, the organisations held different programmes including singing, dancing and poetry recitation.
DU Vice-Chancellor Professor Md Akhtaruzzaman inaugurated the programme of 'Barsha Utsab Udjapon Parishad' which was commenced with a session of 'Bashi badhon' by famous instrumentalist Hasan Ali.
"Every year, we welcome the first day of Ashar through the Utsab and we've absorbed the main spirit of the event," he added.
Besides, Dhaka University Cultural Society organised another programme in the afternoon at the auditorium of the university's TSC, local media reported.