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Rich tribute paid to Tagore on 156th birth anniversary

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  10 May 2016 12:00 AM GMT


SILCHAR, May 9: On the occasion of Rabindrath Tagore’s 156th birth anniversary, different cultural groups performed songs, dramas and recited poems of the Bard. The Nobel Laureate whose poems and songs are read extensively across the globe also composed the tiol Anthems of tow countries, India and Bangladesh. To commemorate him, yesterday, various cultural programmes were organized by different social and cultural groups of the town at the District Library Hall, here. Like every year, numerous programmes and events were organized.

Celebrations stared early in the morning. From dawn to dusk and beyond, the atmosphere of many parts of the town remained filled up with the spirit of celebrating Rabindra Jayanti. At evening, at District Library hall 22 artistes recited the famous ‘Bharat Tirtha’ poem in Bengali, Assamese, Manipuri and Dimasa. The ambience was full of songs and poems composed by Rabindrath Tagore. Participants engaged themselves in paying tribute to Tagore and it elevated the programme to its zenith. A spirit and feeling of oneness filled the hearts of the audiences.

With the same zest and zeal, other cultural programmes were held at Gandhi Bagh. ‘Barak Bongo Kabi Pram’ was conducted where painters of Uttamasha Kala Kendra painted the Bard on a paper canvas. The theme was ‘Amaar Rabi Thakur’. The painting was so perfect that it looked as if Tagore is present at the spot in flesh and bones. It attracted a large number of people.

Earlier, at 730 in the morning, Rabindra Thakur statue at Tarapur was decorated by some eminent persolities of the town. Niharendra rayan Thakur, chairman, Silchar municipal board, Chameli Paul, sub-chairman, Silchar municipal board, Mitra Dey, commissioner of Silchar municipal board and Madhumita Sharma were the ones who paid floral tribute to the decorated statue of the Bard which was full of garlands. Everyone who spoke on the occasion shared a common thought that the younger generations should be taught Tagore so that they can enrich themselves by the profound knowledge of Tagore. Taimur Raja Choudhury, president, Barak Bongo regretted saying that young minds seem to be uware about Tagore and his influences. He also said that in addition to recitation of Tagore’s poems and songs, the young minds should acquaint themselves with Tagore’s literature. Imparting lessons on Tagore is indeed necessary so that the younger generation can fathom the depth of the Bard’s work. According to Bengali calendar, Rabindrath Tagore was born on Baisakh 25 and so on that day people celebrate his birthday worldwide with religious fervour as he is considered as a Gurudev.

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