A festive mood has been prevailing on the Dhaka University (DU ahead of the "Pahela Baishakh", the Bengali New Year-1425, that falls Saturday.
With the theme "Manush Vojle Shonar Manush Hobi", an excerpt from a popular Lalon song, the Faculty of Fine Art will bring out the traditional 'Mangal Shobhajatra' from its premises at 9 am with a call to establish a non-communal society.
DU Vice-Chancellor (VC) Professor Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman will lead the procession.
Earlier, a musical function organised by DU Music Department will start at Battala, in front of arts building at 8 am.
Dhaka University Journalists' Association (DUJA) will arrange the traditional 'Panta Bhat with fried Hilsa' festival at Teacher-Student Center (TSC) tomorrow morning.
DU VC Prof Akhtaruzzaman, members of Dhaka University Teachers' Association, leaders of different student and political organisations will attend the festival.
Besides, the university authorities have taken a foolproof security measures to make the Pahela Baishakh celebration programmes a success.
In a preparatory meeting, Pahela Boishakh celebration committee chaired by DU Pro-VC Professor Nasreen Ahmad, the university authorities have put restriction on wearing of masks and carrying bags on the campus.
All programmes marking the day on DU campus must end by 5pm, it said.
Vehicles except carrying DU stickers will not be allowed to enter the campus from 7pm on April 13 while all kind of vehicular movements will be suspended on the campus on April 14.-BSS