Bolpur: Visva-Bharati has commenced 96th edition of ‘Magh Mela’ in Sriniketan, contiguous to Santiniketan on Tuesday. The festival inaugurated by the newly appointed officiating Vice-Chancellor of university Professor Sabujkali Sen and former principal of Patha-Bhavana Supriyo Thakur.
The festival will run for coming three days. Sriniketan Utsav or Magh Mela along with an exhibition was formally started on 23rd Magh, 1328 of Bengali Calendar (6th February 1922). To mark the foundation day, a fair is organized every year on 23- 25 Magh (6-8 February) at Sriniketan. Fair is based on agricultural products grown in a scientific way, equipment as well as the rural handicrafts. Functions of folk culture are the other attractions of Sriniketan Utsav.