Students of Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur enthusiastically celebrated Sankranti in the campus. Honorable Director Prof. Parthasarathi Chakrabarti, Dean of Student welfare, other faculties, members of college management committee and students participated in traditional attire in the celebrations where pongal was prepared.
The auspicious celebrations started by gathering on cold dawn on 11.02.2020 for warm Bhogi fire, embracing South Indian tradition. Prof. Parthasarathi Chakrabarti, the honorable Director of IIEST Shibpur and several Deans and faculty members, joined in celebrating Makara Sankranti with the students who had gathered in large numbers on 12.01.2020.
The sight of beloved Director Sir and Prof. Debabrata Mazumder, Dean, Student Welfare in South Indian attire was heart-warming for the students from the southern part of India. Students dressed in dhoti and beautiful silk sarees made all the preparations like the bonfire, flower decoration, colorful rangoli and pongali (sweet).
Little smiles of the children from ICCHE (a society managed under the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences) added more oomph to the celebrations. “Sankranti is a celebration of new things in life and paying tribute to all the elements that helped us achive our goals. This year’s Sankranti celebration at IIEST Shibpur was an improved effort into sharing joy and splendor with the entire campus. Icche helped further spread love to underprivileged children. What better way to celebrate the end of winter?” Shivani Mandava, a student from Telengana shared her thoughts.
Presence of as many as thousand members, cutting across the demarcation of states and religions, spread cheer and warmth in the celebration of the harvest festival.