Rabindranath Tagore, the Noble laureate from India, had been so inspired by the spirit of Holi, that he decided to introduce Vasanta Utsav , the festival of spring, in Shantiniketan at Bishwabharati University, where the students and the youths of the institution, attired in colorful dresses like yellow, celebrates Holi in a very special way. A number of cultural programs, which included group choreography, songs, and dance, is staged. After the program is over, the whole university plays Holi with abeer, a colored powder prepared especially for Holi. Students are then engaged in the play of smearing and dying each other with abeer, rejoicing the festival.
This photograph was taken just after one such dance performance when one group of students are about to enter the stage and another group is exiting.
Palash flowers are an indispensable part of this festival. Girls decorate there hair with this flower during the festival