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DAVCPS celebrates the 159th birth anniversary of Rabindra Nath Tagore
Event Start Date : 07/05/2020 Event End Date 07/05/2020

DAVCPS Chander  Nagar  celebrates the 159th birth anniversary  of Gurudev Shri Rabindra Nath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore birth anniversary: Rare facts about India's first Nobel laureate

 

"It is a well-established truth that education is the backbone of the nation and children are future of the nation. So child education  is very  important for the progress of society."

                                                                                .........Rabindranath  Tagore expressed his thoughts on our education system, which, are very much relevant still today. 

Rabindranath Tagore was born in Calcutta on 7th May 1861.  He wrote poetry at the age of eight. In his sixteenth year, he released his first poems under the pseudonym Bhānusiṃha ("Sun Lion"), which were seized upon by literary authorities as long-lost classics. By 1877 he graduated to his first short stories and dramas, published under his real name.  

From his poetries to essay, to his songs & paintings, Tagore has a great contribution to Indian literature, music, as well as art. It comprises of paintings, sketches and doodles, hundreds of texts, and some two thousand songs; his legacy also endures in the institution he founded, Visva-Bharati University.

   Gitanjali (Song Offerings), Gora (Fair-Faced), and Ghare-Baire (The Home and the World) are his best-known works, and his verse, short stories, and novels were acclaimed for their lyricism, colloquialism, naturalism, and unnatural contemplation. 

He composed National Anthems for 3 nations.  From India’s ‘Jan Gan Man’ to Bangladesh’s ‘Amar Sona Bangla’, Sri Lanka’s national anthem is also based on Tagore’s poem. It is said that Tagore’s Bangla poem was translated in Sinhalese and adopted as the national anthem in 1951. 

He was India's first Nobel laureateRabindranath Tagore is known by many names - Gurudev, Kabiguru, Biswakabi, and often referred to as "the Bard of Bengal". We pay a tribute to this great polymath, thinker, poet, musician, sculptor, and truly a leader of modern India.