The 158th birth anniversary of Rabindra Nath Tagore is being celebrated all over West Bengal today.
Various programmes have been organised to pay respect to Gurudev Tagore. The day began with musical soirees, probhat ferry and garlanding statues and potraits of Tagore.
Our Kolkata Correspondent reports that streams of people have converged at Jorasnko Thakurbari the birth place of Rabindra Nath.
The West Bengal Government has organised a special musical programme in Kolkata this afternoon to pay tributes to Gurudev Tagore. The day is also being observed in Santineketan.
President Ram Nath Kovind paid tributes to Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore on his birth anniversary today.
In a tweet, Mr Kovind said, Asia’s first Nobel laureate and composer of India’s National Anthem, Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore remains one of the country’s foremost cultural icons. He called upon people to draw inspiration from Gurudev’s genius and creativity.
In a tweet, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said, the multifaceted Nobel laureate lives in the hearts of crores of people through his writings and his works continue to inspire millions all over the world. He called upon people to strive to live by the ideals set by him.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore on his birth anniversary.
In a tweet, Mr Modi said, Gurudev Tagore manifests the best of India’s ethos of learning and expressing.
He said, a multifaceted personality, the prose, poetry and artwork of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore are brilliant and thought provoking. The Prime Minister said, Gurudev Tagore enhanced India’s pride and richly contributed to the freedom movement.