Kolkata: In West Bengal, people are paying homage to Guru Rabindranath Tagore today on the Nobel laureate’s 155th birth anniversary.
As per the Bengali calendar, the birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore is observed on the 25th day of Boisakh, which is today.
In other places, his birthday is celebrated on 7th May, as per the Gregorian calendar.
A series of day long cultural programs are being held today starting from the locality-level clubs to the top social and cultural organizations.
People brought out Prabhat Pheries this morning in most of the localities across the state singing Rabindra Sangeet along with large portraits of the poet.
In Santiniketan, the celebrations started at 5:30 this morning at Visva-Bharati, the University set up by Tagore. The day long celebrations including his dance-dramas will continue till late in the evening.
In Kolkata, the homage program at the Tagore’s ancestral home housing Rabindra Bharati University at Jorasanko is being held with a session of Rabindra Sangeet.
The State government will officially pay the birth anniversary respects to the poet through a cultural evening at Rabindra Sadan.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and leaders of various parties in the State paid their respects to the poet.