Kolkata: Passengers travelling through Kolkata airport are in for a surprise on Poila Baisakh when they will discover a colourful event like baul songs, Chhau dancers which is nothing but the tradition of rural Bengal.
On the occassion of Poila Baisakh, the people at the Kolkata airport are getting a glimpse of Bengal’s rich heritage and culture through Poila Baisakh celebration. It is being done for the first time and passengers are enjoying live folk dance of Bengal.
To promote art and and culture of Bengal villages, kolkata Airport organising the three day events. Airports Authority of India is organising the event in association with TourEast, a travel agency, and marketing firm Signpost India to promote Bengal’s rural culture.
The Chhau dancers performed inside the airport, while the weavers were present outside the departure gate. Baul songs and Kantha stitching will be part of the event on Saturday, and Patachitra will be presented the next day.
Chhau dancers and Madur floor mat weavers were promoted at the Kolkata airport on Friday, the first day of its three-day cultural event to celebrate Poila Baisakh.