Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti is an annual cultural festival celebrated in remembrance of the birth anniversary of the great Indian poet, novelist and scholar, Rabindranath Tagore. People from the Bengali community majorly celebrate this festival.
Rabindranath Tagore was born on 7th May 1861 in Kolkata’s famous Jorasanko Bhavan. He will be remembered as a guru, social reformer, a great poet, a renowned writer and an avid painter.
Rabindranath Tagore’s Contributions –
Rabindranath Tagore is regarded as one of India’s greatest poets and is the first Indian Nobel Laureate. He was given this award for his creation, “Gitanjali”, in which he presented a unique message of religion, philosophy and humanity. Rabindranath Tagore played a vital role in the renaissance of modern India. He was the first person whose composition was chosen as the national anthem in two countries. The first one is ‘Jana Gana Mana’ of India, and the other one is ‘Amar Shonar Bangla’ of Bangladesh.
Celebrations across India –
Guru Rabindranath Tagore’s birthday is celebrated ceremoniously by Bengali’s across the world by holding several cultural programmes in his memory. Plays, dance performances, dramas, poetries and songs, all written and composed by the legend himself, are performed by various institutes and theatres on this day. Several book reading sessions are held across the country, where his Bengala write-ups are translated in multiple languages. Children are also educated about him through various fun events and programmes.
In 2021, these celebrations will be confined to individual homes as people pay their respects individually to the man who made a significant contribution to Indian literature.
The life of Rabindranath Tagore teaches us that the only way to do great work is to do the work that makes us happy.