Basanta Utsav – Jorasanko Thakurbari

Students performing during Basanta Utsav at Jorasanko Thakurbari

Its been a long time since I have written anything or shared any photograph on my blog. This is my first blog post in 2016. I will be sharing my experience of Jorasanko Basanta Utsav. I hadn’t visited Jorasanko Thakurbari during Basanta Utsav program before. I have been to Shantiniketan during Holi two times, but had never visited Jorasanko. So I was quite enthusiastic.

Students were performing during Basanta Utsav at Jorasanko Thakurbari

Students were performing during Basanta Utsav at Jorasanko Thakurbari

Jorasanko Thakurbari is situated in North Kolkata near Girish Park. It is the ancestral home of the famous Tagore family. One of the heritage buildings of Kolkata.

Students were performing during Basanta Utsav at Jorasanko Thakurbari

Students were performing during Basanta Utsav at Jorasanko Thakurbari

The program was scheduled to start at 3 PM. When I reached there I saw the students and young people had already started playing with Gulal or abir, although the program had not started yet. The ground was jam packed with spectators. The students were sitting at one side of the ground. It was a sunny day. The sunlight illuminated the red Jorasanko building.

Students were performing during Basanta Utsav at Jorasanko Thakurbari

Students were performing during Basanta Utsav at Jorasanko Thakurbari

I was little late. I had to find a place from where I could see the program and take some photographs. I managed to find a very little space. The program started after waiting for 30 minutes more. It was wonderful to watch the students performing Rabindra Sangeet and dancing. It was a visual treat. The crowd was increasing and consequently their pressure fell on my back. At a point of time I had to stand on my toes to get a frame. I wish I would have learned ballet.

Students were performing during Basanta Utsav at Jorasanko Thakurbari

Students were performing during Basanta Utsav at Jorasanko Thakurbari

The teacher seen helping students in their performance during Basanta Utsav at Jorasanko Thakurbari

The teacher seen helping students in their performance during Basanta Utsav at Jorasanko Thakurbari

After the program got over, students and other people started playing Holi as a part of celebration. I tried to take few portraits, few happy faces among the young crowd.

The students were seen very happy after their performance got over

The students were seen very happy after their performance got over

The students were seen very happy after their performance got over

The students were seen very happy after their performance got over

The students were seen very happy after their performance got over

The students were seen very happy after their performance got over

The students were seen very happy after their performance got over

The students were seen very happy after their performance got over

After taking some photographs I left the place with colours on my face and happiness in my heart.

A group of student were waiting for their turn to perform during Basanta Utsav at Jorasanko Thakurbari

A group of student were waiting for their turn to perform during Basanta Utsav at Jorasanko Thakurbari

The students were seen very happy after their performance got over

The students were seen very happy after their performance got over

The students were seen very happy after their performance got over

The students were seen very happy after their performance got over

 

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