Rabindranath’s 156th birth anniversary being observed


MNA Feature Desk: The 156th birth anniversary of Biswakobi Rabindranath Tagore is being observed across the country today, the 25 Baishakh of the Bangla Calendar.

Tagore, who enriched the Bangla language and literature with his astounding talent and merit, was born on May 7, 1861.

Different socio-cultural organizations are observing the day with elaborate programmes. President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have issued separate messages on this occasion.

This year, the theme of Tagore’s birth anniversary is ‘Religion of Humankind: Rabindranath and Contemporary Perceptiveness’.

A colorful event will be held at the Devendra Mancha of Katcharibari in Patisar under Naogaon district where President Abdul Hamid will be present as the chief guest.

Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) will organize a programme focusing on the works of Tagore while an exhibition of his paintings will also be arranged.

The Cultural Affairs Ministry and Bangla Academy will publish a commemorative booklet and posters, marking the poet’s birth anniversary.