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Remembering the Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore

Remembering the Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore 

Remembering the Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore and The feeling of seeing the tri-colour flag waving under the clear open sky is a joyous moment. As we stand proudly and firmly to sing the national anthem ‘Jana Gana Mana’, with every line of the anthem the love for the motherland rises and it reminds us of the martyrs and sacrifices the history has witnessed.

India celebrates its 74th Independence Day and a wave of patriotism and enthusiasm can be felt all around. The hosting of the national flag, parades, celebrations, and the melodious national anthem echoes everywhere. In 1911, when Bengal has just come out the political partition and the decision of shifting capital from Calcutta to Delhi was being taken by the British, a protest arose against the partition. During this time, the Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore composed India’s national anthem ‘Jana Gana Mana Adhinayak’ and it was later sung on December 28, at the Calcutta session of Congress. It was originally written in Bengali and it first appeared before the public under the title Bharata-vidhata in Tottvobodhini Patrika.

 There are many controversies that surround the national anthem but it was adopted by the Constituent Assembly as the Indian national anthem on January 24, 1950. The great Rabindranath Tagore had early success as a writer in his native Bengal and became the voice of India’s spiritual heritage; and for India, especially for Bengal. Tagore one of the greatest poet and freedom fighters of India also known as ‘Gurudev’ is known for his masterpiece Gitanjali, Ghare-Baire, and many such masterworks. He is also the writer of ‘Amar Shonar Bangla’, which is the national anthem sung in Bangladesh.

 He had never restricted himself to literature and poems; in fact, he also started an experimental school at Santiniketan where he tried his Upanishadic ideals of education. Such a great influencer, as you read about him, you thrust to know more. Of course, West Bengal speaks a lot about Tagore and if you are keen to know more about Gurudev take a trip to Santiniketan. This place is purely different from other universities, and why not it is Tagore’s abode. 158 km from Kolkata, the institution was established in 1863, and in 921 it grew into the Visva Bharati University. Many creative minds have fulfilled their thrust of knowledge from here. Since, its inception the university is run on the Tagore on the principles of humanism, internationalism, and a sustainable environment. The curriculum of the institution is a unique blend of art, human values, and cultural interchange. If you really desire to know more about this great personality, a visit to Santiniketan is a must, you can feel the presence of Gurudev. His passion, his dedication, his pride is alive here.

Remembering the Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore today and The idea was to establish an institution that connects to the cultures of the entire world. Therefore, Tagore started an experimental school with five students and five teachers here at Santiniketan and named it Brahmacharya Ashram.

 Well, there are more fascinating stories about Santiniketan which will surely leave your spellbound. Travel to Tagore’s abode and learn how interesting education can be and also enjoy the authentic culture of this marvellous land.

Another, most interesting is Tagore’s home in Kolkata which now is converted into a museum. Spread over an area of 35,000 sqm, this house today is a museum that showcases many items related to the life and works of Rabindranath Tagore and is finely well-preserved. There are three large galleries that are dedicated to Tagore, his family members, and the Bengal Renaissance. A collection of 2071 books, 3,297 photographs, 770 journals, 208 personalia, 53 pieces of furniture, 16 paintings, and 27 crafts and sculptures are the proud possessions of the museum.

Explore to know the inspirational journey of the Rabindranath Tagore and enlighten yourself.

We at Your India Travel wish all our partners worldwide, friends round the globe and our International team a Very Happy 74th Independence day. Visit us at our India blog page to get latest information on India and what’s latest in store

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