Rabindra Jayanti

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Ravindranath Jayanti
Ravindra Jayanti is the day which marks the birth anniversary of the great scholar and novelist Rabindranath Tagore. Birthday of the poet laureate Rabindra Nath Tagore is celebrated on 25th day of Baisakh. In Kolkatta it is popularly called Poncheeshe Boishakh and is celebrated ceremoniously and jauntiness all across West Bengal. According to Gregorian calendar Ravindra Jayanti is celebrated on 8th or 9th may every year in the month of May. Homage is paid to Rabindranath on this day.

The celebration of Rabindra Jayanti is among the important festivals for Bengalis there. Cultural shows and poetry recitations are organized throughout the city by and for Rabindranath lovers. All cultural activities during the Jayanti are held at Jorasanko Thakurbari. Music, skits, dramas, traditional songs and dances are performed in institutes and theatres are followed by the distribution of awards.

Jorasanko Thakurbari and Rabindra Sadan is the main venue of all cultural activities during Ravindra Jayanti. The celebration continues from dawn to dusk.

It is celebrated with equal fervour at Shantiniketan, the university started by Rabindranath Tagore.

Rabindra Nath Tagore/ Rabindranath Thakur

Rabindranath Tagore was born in Calcutta in an affluent Brahmin family. Rabindranath was the youngest sibling of the family. An eminent poet, visual artist, playwright, novelist, and composer Rabindranath Tagore gave a new dimension to Indian literature and music in late 19th and early 20th centuries. He became Asia's first laureate winner of the most prestigious award Nobel Prize in1913.

Tagore composed novels, short stories, songs, dance-dramas, and essays on political and personal topics. His best works Gitanjali, Gora and Ghare-Baire owed him worldwide acclaim. Tagore brought a cultural reform who modernized art by strictly adhering to classical Indian forms. His composition ‘Jana Gana Mana’ has been adopted as national anthem of India and yet...
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