25th Baisakh 1426
9th May 2019 - Thursday
Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), the Nobel laureate poet, writer, philosopher was the ambassador of Indian culture to the rest of the world. He is probably the most prominent figure in the cultural world of Indian subcontinent and the first Asian person who was awarded with the Nobel prize. Even though he is mainly known as a poet, his multifaceted talent showered upon different branches of art, such as, novels, short stories, dramas, articles, essays, painting etc. Songs written by Tagore, popularly known as Rabindrasangeet, have an eternal appeal and is permanently placed in the heart of the Bengalis. He was a social reformer, patriot and above all, a great humanitarian and philosopher. India and Bangladesh - the national anthems of these two countries are taken from his composition. Every year BANE celebrates his birth day with a very popular cultural program featuring songs of Tagore and dances composed on Tagore's songs. Program usually followed by a social gathering with dinner.