Staff Reporter GUWAHATI, May 8 - Under the auspices of Udayachal Cultural Unit, the people of greater Pandu joined with the rest of the country in celebrating the 155th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore as Rabindra Jayanti at Pandu today.
Governor PB Acharya paying floral tributes to Rabindranath Tagore on the latter’s 155th birth anniversary at Rabindra Bhawan in Guwahati on Sunday. – UB Photos
On this occasion, floral tributes were paid at the statue of Rabindranath Tagore located in front of the NPME School at Pandu. The Head of the Department of Bengali, Gauhati University, Dr Amalendu Chakraborty, led the band of followers of Tagore, which included people from all walks of life, in paying tributes.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Chakraborty spoke at length on several aspects of the life and works of Rabindranath Tagore. A cultural procession was also taken out. Donning traditional dresses, several youths, both male and female, took part in the procession. Rendition of Rabindra Sangeet and recitation of Tagore’s poetries filled in the air as the procession marched ahead.
Faculty members of Pandu College, Sanjib Barman and Dr Neelmohan Roy, Deputy Registrar of Srimanta Sankaradeva University of Health Sciences, Dr Sujit Bardhan, social worker Subrata Dutta, along with a host of other dignitaries, were present on the occasion.
As a part of week-long celebrations, a Rabindra Sangeet cultural night will be held at the Hiteshwar Saikia Auditorium on May 15.