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An annual Bengali festival, Vasanta Utsav heralds the coming of spring season and is an integral part of the Bengali culture. It was the great Nobel-laureate Rabindranath Tagore who, under the overwhelming influence of the colourful Holi festival and the beautiful spring season on his poetic mind, introduced this lovely occassion as an annual event in his Bishwabharati University in Shantiniketan (West Bengal, India). Every year, the students and the youths of the institution, attired in colorful dresses like yellow, celebrate Holi in a very special way. A number of cultural programs, including group choreography, songs and dance performances, is staged. The programs are followed by frolic, as all the members of the university smear each other with colored powders and express festive wishes.

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