The Telegraph
Since 1st March, 1999
Email This Page
Tagore 142

Rabindranath Tagore would have been 142 years old had he been alive. But for every Bengali, Tagore is a living entity, a part of our very being. His works have captured the entire gamut of emotions of all human beings, erasing all barriers of country, class, language and society. As long as man lives, Tagore will continue to live. The celebrations begin at day-break as usual with both established and upcoming artistes taking part in recitals of Tagore songs and poems at different venues. The most sought-after places are, of course, Jorasanko Thakurbari and Rabindra Sadan where the celebrations begin at 6 am. Naba Nalanda’s ‘Rabindra Smaran’ begins at 6.30 pm at the boulevard facing the institution on Southern Avenue. At Lake Town Book Fair complex; 6 am: Morning Cultural Association, Lake Town hosts Baishakher Aei Bhorer Haoai. At the Salt Lake fair complex, Karunamoyee, 6 am: ‘Kavi Pronam’ by Bidhannagar Sanskriti Angan. At EC-53 Hall (opp. FD Park), Salt Lake; 6.30 am: Anweshan, Nandana and Shruti Parishad are jointly hosting ‘Kobi Pranam’. At Kala Mandir; 9 am: Visva Bharati Publications Department celebrates the occasion with a presentation of Tagore’s works. At Sisir Mancha, 5 pm: ‘Kavi Pronam’, organised by Samaroh. At Sri Aurobindo Institute of Culture, Regent Park; 5.30 pm: Rendition of Tagore songs by renowned singers. At Madhusudan Mancha; 6 pm: Aakash Aami Bhorbo Gaane — a song-and-dance recital by various dance groups, organised jointly by the state cultural department in association with West Bengal Dance Group Federation. At Kala Kunj; 6.30 pm: Nritya Kutira presents a solo recital of Tagore songs by Ananda Gupta, to be followed by dance-drama Badhu, performed by Anjana Banerji and her troupe.

Email This Page