The Rabindranath Jayanti is celebrated on 9th May as the birthday of Sri Rabindranath Tagore, a philosopher, revolutionary thinker, musician, and educationalist and to end in simple terms the noblest man of the country. He was awarded with the Nobel Prize in the year 1913.
His life and works
Sri Rabindranath Tagore was born in a Brahmin family of Calcutta. He was a great poet and artist of the century. He completely revolutionized the Indian literature and poetry. He wrote many short stories, novels, plays, dramas, essays on different topics and songs. He is not only famous in India for his excellent works, but he is famous worldwide for some of his best works like Gitanjali, Ghare- Baire and Gora. The speciality of his art works was that they were strictly adhered to the Indian traditions and Classical Indian forms. The songs that were written and sung by him cast a spell on the minds of the readers and the listeners even today. He Wrote the Jana Gana Mana that was later adopted to be the national anthem of our country India. His legendary composition the Amar Shonar Bangla is regarded as the Bangladesh national anthem. He took his ideas of work from the great Indian Vedas and the Upanishads.
Celebration of the Rabindranath Jayanti
This day is celebrated with great enthusiasm and life all across the country but especially in the Home town of Rabindranath Tagore, Kolkata. Different types of cultural activities and shows are held up on this day and this is a great platform for the budding artists in the field of art and music. The festival features different types of activities along with the performances of the Rabindranath music. This type of music was developed by Rabindranath Tagore is a fusion of Bengali folk as well as the classical music. All the cultural activities during the Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti are held in the Jorasanko Thakurbari and Rabindra Sadan. There is no time limit for the celebrations; they take place for all the time.
Significance of the day on the lives of people
Rabindranath Tagore was a true Indian and a great artist who not only begged fame and a Nobel Prize for the country but also gave the Indian music and art a new direction. His composition, the “Jana Gana Mana” is sung by every child and that too everyday as the national anthem. He is still alive in the heart of Indians and people get a chance to give him tributes on his day the Rabindranath Jayanti.
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