FROM A Correspondent
Silchar, May 9: The immortal line, ‘Where the mind is without fear, the head is held high,’ was penned down by the great poet and Nobel Prize laureate, Kabiguru Rabindrath Tagore whose literary works took India to the world stage. A large number of socio-cultural organizations and people of this town celebrated Rabindra Jayanti on Tuesday with full devotion and dedication. Members of Sanskriti Sammelitho Mancha, Barak O Upatyaka Banga Sahitya O Sanskritik Sammelan, All India Democratic Students Organization (AIDSO), Lions Club of Silchar Central and Silchar Municipal Board participated in the cultural programmes. They took out rallies and paid floral tributes to the great poet. They paid rich tributes to various statues and portraits of the great poet at Gandhi Bagh, Hasi Khushi Bhawan and India Club Point of this town where the statue of Rabindrath Tagore is situated. A number of artistes recited a number of the great poet’s poems and performed Rabindra Sangeet and Rabindra Nritya. Gurudev Rabindrath Tagore placed Bengali poetry among the highest echelons when he won the Nobel Prize for literature for writing ‘Geetanjali’. Rabindra Jayanti is celebrated mostly by people belonging to Bengali community across the world. Tagore, an intellectual giant, wrote a large number of poems, dramas, stories, short stories and songs. Students of various schools celebrated Gurudev’s birthday. According to the Bengali calendar, Rabindrath Tagore who was also a polymath was born on 25th of Baishak in Calcutta (now Kolkata) to father Maharishi Debendrath Tagore and mother Sarada Devi at Jorasanko.