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Holi 2018: Students of Visva Bharati University recreate the magic of Holi; see pics

To add layers to the Holi celebration, the famous Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore introduced the spring celebration at Visva Bharati University in Santiniketan, Birbhum, Kolkata. This year, like always, students carried out the age-old tradition to welcome the spring season.

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Festivals add colours to life and if it's Holi, the festival of colours, then one can imagine the beauty of it. Holi marks the beginning of spring and the end of winters. To add layers to the Holi celebration, the famous Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore introduced the spring celebration at Visva Bharati University in Santiniketan, Birbhum, Kolkata. Carrying forward the trend, students of the prestigious university took part in the celebration and recreated the magic of the festival.

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It all starts with a Prabhat Pheri, wherein the students of Viswa Bharati University walk through the campus singing Rabindra Sangeet 'Ore Grihibasi'.

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Dressed in beautiful yellow attires, students of Santiniketan welcomes the spring season. Men wear yellow kurtas and women wear yellow sari for the occasion.

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Students participate in various musical and dance programmes for this occasion.

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Students play with dandiyas and sing songs written and composed by Tagore in the main arena and the stage of the University campus.

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Students present a series of dance and musical performances which gets concluded with the traditional Musical Morning Parade with the song "Rangiye diye jao".

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It is then followed by Abeer Khela or playing with dry, organic colours.

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A kid plays with colours.

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Students of the Viswa Bharati University in Shantiniketan apply colours also known Abeer to their friends.

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Until the end of the ceremony, playing with colours is forbidden within the university campus.

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There are other cultural performances that continue all through the day at the open-air theatre.

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While students sing folk and Rabindra songs on stage, others observe Rabindra Nritya. The event lasts almost the entire day.