Kolkata: The stage is ready to celebrate the 158th birth anniversary of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore on Thursday.A special programme will be held at Jorasanko at 6 am in which well-known Rabindra Sangeet exponents will take part. Elocutionists will recite his poems while there will be dance-drama presentations.
The Information and Cultural Affairs department will organize a mega event outside Rabindra Sadan on Gershen Lebedoff Sarani. Rabindra Sangeet exponents like Jayati Chakraborty, Agnibha Bandyopadhyay will take part in the programme among others.
Kolkata24x7 will organise a special program at morning in which well-known Rabindra Sangeet exponents will take part. Rabindranath Tagore was born as Robindronath Thakur on May 7, 1861. Rabindranath Tagore was born to a family which was at the forefront of Bengali Renaissance.
Rabindranath Tagore is the only known person who has written the national anthems for three different countries. He wrote ‘Jana Gana Mana’, the national anthem for India, ‘Amar SonarBangla’, the national anthem for Bangladesh and ‘Nama Nama Sri Lanka Mata’, in Bengali, for Sri Lanka.
He also stressed on the concept of compassion and living in the way for the benefit of others. He also created an educational setup called Shanti Niketan based on practical activities. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913.