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25 Baisakh

25 Baisakh Gurudev Rabindranath was born on 7 May in 1861 and died in the year 1941. Despite being born into a rich family, he preferred to study at home with his father and brothers even from his youth. And even when sent to study abroad at age 17, he ended up quitting early and returning home. But in India, Rabindra Nath’s poems, songs, short stories, plays, essays, autobiography and other works served to bridge the gap between Indian and Western thought. In fact, in 1913, he won the Nobel Prize in Literature. In West Bengal and throughout India, Guru Rabindranath Jayanti is the occasion for cultural programs and all manner of educational or entertainment focused events thaRabindra Jayanti is the day which marks the birth anniversary of the great scholar and novelist Rabindranath Tagore. Birthday of the noble laureate Rabindra Nath Tagore is celebrated on 25th day of Baisakh. In Kolkata, it is popularly called Poncheeshe Boishakh and is celebrated ceremoniously and jauntiness all across West Bengal. According to the Gregorian calendar Rabindra Jayanti is celebrated on 7th or 8th of May. Rabindranath is remembered on this day. The celebration of Rabindra Jayanti is among the most important festivals for people in Bengal. Cultural shows and poetry recitations are organized throughout the city in the memory of the great poet- Rabindranath. All cultural activities during the this day are held at Jorasanko Thakurbari. Music, skits, dramas, traditional songs and dances are performed in institutes and theaters that are followed by the distribution of awards. t focus on Rabindra Nath’s life and works.Jorasanko Thakurbari and Rabindra Sadan is the main venue of all cultural activities during Rabindra Jayanti. The celebration continues from dawn to dusk. It is celebrated with equal fervour at Shantiniketan, the university started by Rabindranath Tagore


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