In the wake of coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, the nation today celebrated digitally the 159th birth anniversary of Biswakabi Rabindranath Thakur, who reshaped Bengali literature and music as well as arts of Indian subcontinent with contextual modernism.
President Md. Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate message on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Rabindranath Thakur.
Marking the birth anniversary of Rabindranath, a special one-hour programme titled ‘Ami Voi Korbo Na, Voi Korbo Na’ was aired on Bangladesh Television simultaneously and various private Television channels under the auspices of Ministry of Cultural Affairs.
State Minister for Cultural Affairs K M Khalid gave welcome speech at the programme.
The special programme on Rabindranath was jointly organized by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy and Bangladesh Television under the auspices of Ministry of Cultural Affairs.
Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy Director General Liaquat Ali Lucky made the programme while Director General of Bangladesh Television S M Harun-ur-Rashid was in the overall supervision.
On the 25th of Boishakh in 1268 Bangabdo (Bengali year), Rabindranath, the fountainhead of Bengali wisdom, was born at Jorasanko Thakurbari in Kolkata.
Rabindranath was a poet, playwright, novelist, visual artist, as well as a composer, whose works reshaped Bangla literature and music in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. 'Gitanjali', 'Gora', 'Ghare Baire', 'Chokher Bali', 'Rakto Karabi' are among his best-known works.