When I was getting ready for the university, I was thinking to wear Panjabi. But later I changed my mind. Didn’t understand that it was a mistake until I reached at the university. Almost every boy was wearing panjabi and almost every girl was wearing Sharees. With colorful dresses everyone was preparing to celebrate the arrival of spring.At first I was felling little bit odd but later I thought it is my last chance to celebrate first Falgun (১লা ফাল্গুন) and there is no way I am gonna miss it.
Program started with a rally to celebrate the “First Falgun”. My teacher gave one hour time-off to the whole class so that we can participate in the rally but unfortunately I missed it. Then the real celebration started. In the first phrase there was few songs to welcome the spring. During that time everyone was singing and dancing. Then singing and dancing started for a while and that was the time for puppet show. Though I didn’t like the puppets but I liked the show. A mini fair was arranged in front of gallery. And I bought a cotton candy from there (because I didn’t find like anything else 🙁 ).
Almost all of my friends had class or were dating during this time. So I didn’t see any of them and so festival was boring for me. It was boring until the second part. Second phrase of music started after an hour later. Everyone gathered in front of the gallery. People were enjoying by singing and dancing again. IJS ma’am and DAK ma’am made it even more enjoyable by singing songs. Sazid, Mahmud and I were enjoying everything thing from the first row though Sazid was busy in taking photos. After the music segment, comedy show started. But Sazid, Mahmud and I, all 3 of us, had class. So we had to leave for the class. I heard there were a concert at the evening. I thought to return in the celebration after the class. But I was so tired that I had to leave NSU for today. It was really exciting to watch students’ excitement. Even though I missed my friends today but overall I had a great day. why should I miss the fun even if they weren’t there. Like it is said “whether flower blooms or not, today is spring (ফুল ফুটুক আর নাই ফুটুক, আজ বসন্ত)”
Anyway, Tomorrow (by the time I finish it off, it will be today) is the 14th February. The Valentine’s day! Another day for love! It’s kinda sad for me because I have to celebrate it alone 🙁 . But hey! I am sure you will celebrate it in right way. Don’t just limit the love for your boyfriend or girlfriend. Spread it among everyone. Love everyone!
Wishing you all Happy Valentine’s Day and a Happy Spring!!!