Remembering Tagore on his 158th birth anniversary
Kolkata: The 158th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore was observed with great enthusiasm.
Tagore was born on May 9, 1861 at Jorasanko and was the youngest son of Debendranath Tagore.
State Information and Cultural Affairs department organised a function on Cathedral Road outside Rabindra Sadan. Noted Rabindrasangeet exponents paid homage to Tagore through their songs. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was present at the function.
A function was held at Jorasanko Thakurbari in the morning. Noted Rabindrasangeet exponents and elocutionists paid their respect to
The statue of Tagore was garlanded by Sabyasachi Basu Roy Chaudhuri, the vice chancellor of Rabindra Bharati University.
Later, he inaugurated an art gallery that has been named after Abanindranath Tagore.
A total of 32 paintings including one by Tagore and the remaining by all well-known artists who were Tagore's contemporaries were put up at the gallery.
A function was held at Oriental Seminary, a school where Tagore had been enrolled as a student for some time.
Minister of state for Women and Child Development and Social Welfare Shashi Panja garlanded the half-bust statue of Tagore at the school.
Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO) organised a function titled "He Antartara" at Rabindra Tirtha where well known Rabindrasangeet
singers including Ashis Bhattacharya, Enakshi Chattopadhyay, Dipak Rudra, Anindya Narayan Chattopadhyay, Chandrabali Rudra Dutta among others took part in the programme.
Noted elocutionists Pranati Thakur, Bijoylakshmi Barman, Sovanshundar Basu recited poems wrote by Tagore.
HIDCO will organise programs in all the Saturdays and Sundays except May 18 and
19 at Rabindra Tirtha in the evening.
A programme was held at Jadavpur Laughing Club where singers Surajit, Agnibha Bhattacharya, Monomoy Bhattacharya took part along with elocutionist Satinath Mukhopadhyay.
Nabanalanda High School organised a programme on Southern Avenue opposite the new school premises.
Rammohan Mission School also organised a programme to pay tribute to Tagore.
Programmes were held
all over Bengal and thousands of artists, dancers, elocutionists took part in these programmes.
Metro Railway observed the 158th birth anniversary of Kavi Guru Rabindra Nath Tagore in a solemn manner at Metro Rail Bhavan.
P C Sharma, general manager, Metro Railway paid homage to Gurudev by garlanding his photograph on behalf of staff and officers of Metro Railway.
Metro staff and officers paid homage to Kavi Guru by singing his songs and reciting
poems. All officers and
staff were present in this programme.