Rabindra Jayanti

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Manava Bharati India International School celebrated Rabindra Jayanti.On this occasion,Sania of class XII presented her speech on Rabindranath Tagore.The school choir sang Tagore song “phule phula dhole dhole” and students of 1st standard presented a dance.

He was a poet, a painter, a patriot, a philosopher, a novelist, an educationist, singer, story writer, essayist, critic, constructive worker and what not. But it is mainly as a poet that Tagore is known to us. His subtle artistic sense, his wisdom, his wide experience of life and deep understanding of human character as reflected through his novels and short stories, and the uncommon beauty of his language and style, soon established him as the greatest poet and writer, not only of Bengal, but  the whole of India.

Tagore was a prolific composer of music. He composed over 2,000 songs which have been popularised and sung widely across Bengal. Like his literature, he broke away from classical constraints to offer a great emotive and spiritual appeal. Tagore is unique for being the official composer for the national anthem of two countries – India’s Jana Gana Mana and Bangladesh’s Amar Shonar Bangla.

In 1913, Rabindranath was awarded  the Nobel Prize in literature for English version of “Geetanjali.” He became the first Indian, even the first Asian to get this great award. He also founded Vishwabharati University at Santiniketan in 1902. He had endless love for his country and countrymen. Tagore rejected “Knighthood” in protest against Jallianwala Bagh massacre in 1919.

He is considered the greatest figure in modern Indian Renaissance. We look upon him as the source of beauty and knowledge and as the inspiration of all noble thought and great ideas.

Rabindranath Tagore died on 7th August 1941, after a long and painful illness, aged 80.

 

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