Pitha Utshob at Department of Pharmacy, UAP


On the morning of November 23, 2014 the air was heavy with the aroma of Pitha (rice cakes) as students and teachers of the Department of Pharmacy gathered at the Pharmacy Auditorium, UAP to taste a range of the pitha at a pitha festival currently held there. The event has been organised by 30th batch of the Department of Pharmacy.

The event, Pitha Utshob was inaugurated by the honorable Vice Chancellor of UAP, Prof. Dr. Jamilur Reza Chowdhury. Among others, Departmental Head Prof. Dr. Mohiuddin Ahmed Bhuiyan, Prof. Dr. Swarnali Islam Khandaker, and other faculty members of the Department of pharmacy were present. Dr. Jamilur Reza Chowdhury and Dr. Mohiuddin Ahmed Bhuiyan spoke at the event. The speakers discussed the place of pitha in our culture, emphasizing on the importance of preserving and popularizing this art form. Prof. Chowdhury congratulated the students of 30th batch for picturizing the rural scenery of Bangladesh and relished the nostalgic moment.

Guests were quite pleased to try out Pakon, Puli, Patishapta, Nakshi Pitha, Shacher Pitha, Jhinuk Pitha, Beni Pitha, Pantoa, Pudding, Samucha, Jam-cake, and several types of Naaru. As an added attraction, steaming Bhapa Pitha, an integral part of our culture was also found in one stall. Soft Bengali folk-songs gently played in the background consistent with our tradition.