Students, teachers and employees of Jagannath University (JnU) on Thursday celebrated Saraswati Puja, one of the main religious festivals of the Hindu community at the different faculty premises of the university amid much enthusiasm, festivity and religious fervour.
Although this religious festival of the Hindu community but the event attracts students of all religions and class for its colourful displays and festivities. The university central puja udjapan committee organised the puja at different departments premises including English, Marketing, Philosophy, IER,AIS, Bangla departments on the university campus. A total of 36 Puja Mandaps were decorated on the campus this year.
The celebration at the university began at 8am with anjali, the offering of tributes to the goddess, which was followed by hatekhori and distribution of prashad. Jagannath University vice-chancellor Prof. Dr. Mijanur Rahman visited the different puja mandaps on the campus and exchanged greetings with teachers and students.
Speaking on the occasion, he said that the people of Bangladesh believed in no communal spirit and celebrated all festivals of the people of all religions. People of different religions of Bangladesh have their own separate religious rituals but they all are Bengalis who celebrate all festivals with equal fervour,’ the VC said.
According to Hindu faith, the goddess Saraswati is the personification of knowledge, arts, science and crafts. That is why, especially students, celebrate the Puja in different educational institutions and temples. 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.