Rabindranath Jayanti 2022: Celebrating Rabindranath Tagore Birth Anniversary.
Rabindra Jayanti is an annually celebrated cultural festival, prevalent among Bengalis around the world, in the remembrance of Rabindranath Tagore’s birth anniversary. It is celebrated in early May, on the 25th day of the Bengali month of Boishakh, since Tagore was born on this day of the year 1268 of the Bengali calendar. Rabindranath Tagore was a Nobel laureate, great poet, and the man behind composing India’s national anthem. He is widely known for authoring Gitanjali which made way for him to become the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in literature.
He was even awarded a knighthood in 1915 by King George but renounced the title in 1919 after the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. The day is elaborately celebrated in Santiniketan in West Bengal, in the Visva Bharati University which was established by him.
How is Rabindra Jayanti celebrated?
Rabindra Jayanti is an annually celebrated cultural festival, prevalent among Bengalis around the world, in the remembrance of Rabindranath Tagore’s birth anniversary. It is celebrated in early May, on the 25th day of the Bengali month of Boishakh.
Several cultural festivals take place on Rabindra Jayanti. People recite his poems, stage his plays, and sing his immortal songs as a mark of tribute. In many places in Kolkata, dance performances on his songs are held, and other people get back his works and marvel at the genius that Tagore. Normally, the celebration of Rabindra Jayanti starts early in the morning and continues until late at the night. it’s celebrated with nice elegance in Bengal, and each nook and corner of the state reverberates with odes to Tagore.
The inspirational quotes by Tagore:
If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars.
Love is an endless mystery, because there is no reasonable cause that could explain it.
The biggest changes in a women’s nature are brought by love; in man, by ambition
Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.
Let my thoughts come to you, when I am gone, like the afterglow of sunset at the margin of starry silence.
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.