Thursday, May 6, 2010

Tagore's school to celebrate birth anniversary

On May 9, when people across the country will celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore, Kolkata-based St. Xavier's School and College will join in the celebrations for its former student, whose association with the institution, though brief, was close to the poet's heart.

Though the Nobel laureate strongly disliked the system of institutionalised education — resulting in his being home-tutored for most of his academic years — he studied at the school for almost two years; perhaps his longest stint as a student in any school during his lifetime, and penned down his memories of the period on several occasions.

Organised by the Alumnorum Societas and the St. Xavier's College (Cal) Alumni Association, the celebrations will be marked by a recitation of Tagore's ‘Sesher Kobita' (Last Poem) by actor Soumitra Chatterjee and Dhritiman Chatterji in the presence of several noteworthy alumni of the institution.

Full report here Hindu

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