Friday, August 6, 2010

Anniversary of Tagore's death being celebrated

Bangladesh and Bengali communities all over the world are celebrating the 69th death anniversary of famed writer and poet Rabindranath Tagore on Friday, Srabon 22, in line with the Bengali calendar.

Born in 1861, the Bengali literary icon moved on from the land of Bengal to spread the eastern spiritual heritage around the world through his works and reshaped Bengali literature and music in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Various social and cultural organisations in the country, including the Bangla Academy, the Nazrul Academy and Chhayanot have undertaken different programmes to mark the day.

Highlights of the days will be the staging of the musical dance rendition of his famous play 'Tasher Desh' in the evening at Chhayanot premises, a solo speech series and a cultural program organised by the Bangla Academy and performances of various songs by Tagore organised by the Nazrul Institute.

Full report here BDNews24

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