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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Basanto Utsav Celebrated To Mark The Onset Of Spring...

Holi by the name of Basanto Utsav is celebrated with fervour in all over the Bengal. The tradition of Basantotsav, meaning Spring Festival was started by great poet and Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore at Shantiniketan, the University he founded. What is appreciated is the grace and diginified manner in which Basanto Utsav is celebrated in West Bengal, Bangladesh, Tripura as compared to boisterous Holi witnessed in most parts of India. Boys and girls joyfully welcome Spring, the season of hope not just with colours but with songs, dance, chanting of hymns in the serene ambiance of Shantiniketan and across the Bengal.
Photo : AFP and Hrisikesh Haldar

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