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Tagore’s 154th birth anniversary observed in Sylhet

59The 154th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore was observed in Sylhet city yesterday paying due respect to the great poet of Bengali literature. Jatiya Rabindra Sangeet Sammelan Parishad, Barisal unit, organised a day long programme on Sylhet Central Shohid Miner premises in the city yesterday morning. Poet Tusher kor inaugurated the programme as chief guest. The programme was addressed, among others by Barrister Aros Ali ,Samsul Alam,Samsul Basit, Sudamoy Mojumder,
Different educational institutions and cultural organisations, including Sruti, Saragama, Dipsika, Robindro Sangeet parished also organised day long programmes, including musical soiree, recitation of poems and performing dances and dramas of Tagore, discussion and prize giving ceremony to observe Rabindra Jayanti at different places of the city.
The speakers and participants in the programmes said Rabindranath was an extraordinary talent and would inspire the new generation.
He is a ‘lighthouse’ for the Bengalis. Main themes of Tagore’s works were worship of truth and beauty and expansion of values of the humanity. He was a source of inspiration in all movements, struggles, revolutions, thoughts and creativity of the Bengali nation, they noted.