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KHANAN celebrates RABINDRA JAYANTI

The 153rd birth anniversary of Kabikuloguru Rabindranath Thakur was celebrated on the auspicious dawn of ‘Pachisey Baisakh’ by ‘Khanan’, the creative Bengali Journal of Vidarbha and the recipient of legendary ‘Mahadiganta’ as well as ‘Premchand Munshi’ Awards, on Friday , the 9h of May 2014, at Rajaram Sitaram Dixit Library of Dharampeth, Nagpur 440 010, here.


The 153rd birth anniversary of Kabikuloguru Rabindranath Thakur was celebrated on the auspicious dawn of ‘Pachisey Baisakh’ by ‘Khanan’, the creative Bengali Journal of Vidarbha and the recipient of legendary ‘Mahadiganta’ as well as ‘Premchand Munshi’ Awards, on Friday , the 9h of May 2014, at Rajaram Sitaram Dixit Library of Dharampeth, Nagpur 440 010, here.

The programme was started with puja and sankhyadhwani which was followed by rich inaugural rendering ‘Aaji Pronomi Tomake…..‘ by Rumi Maiti. In between the recorded recitation of Kabiguru himself worded ”Hey More Chitto Punno Tirthe Jagore Dhire….spread divine feelings to the audience. Later briefing the past, present and future projects of Khanan’s Rabindra Smwaran festivities, Sukumar Choudhuri., the Creative Editor of ‘Khanan’ welcomed the gathering.

To grace the occasion Sharmistha Jha, the prominent Rabindra Sangeet artiste of the city, released much-awaited Rabindra Bulletin. The two-paged offbeat bulletin, 84th of its kind, has been edited by Sukumar Choudhuri. It contain write ups of Rabindranath Thakur, Sukanta Bhattacharya, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Asim Kumar Basu, Barin Ghoshal and others. Jayantakumar Bhattacharya, Swapan Basu, Sukumar Choudhuri, and Ranjit Acharya read the selective excerpts from the bulletin.

Durba Ghosh, the versatile singer and art lover of the city released the Robithakur issue of Khanan. The rich volume of Khanan, 34th of its kind, has ably been edited by Sukumar Choudhuri. This illustrious volume has been dedicated to the memory of Legendary artiste Prokash Karmokar and Marathi Poet Namdeo Dhasar who had left us in the recent past. The current volume of Khanan contains wide variety of creative as well as contemporary contributions by Namdeo Dhasal, Prokash Karmokar, Mobinul Haque, Malay Roychowdhury, Hasanal Abdullah, Utpal De, Aloke Som, Souvik Dutta, Rajib Singha, Harish Anand, Supti Sengupta, Rahul Purokayastho, Kajal Chakraborty, Indrani Das, Mita Das, Anindita Guptaroy, Yashodhara Roy Choudhuri, Asimkumar Basu, Kochi Reza, Jayantakumar Bhattacharya, Ranajit Acharya, Monika Chakraborty, Dipak Haldar, Ratnadipa De Ghosh, Arindam Ghosh, Meghla, Kausik Chattopadhyay, Biplab Gangopadhyay, Anupam Mukhopadhyay, Ishita Bhaduri, Goutam Choudhuri, Joyshila Guha Bagchi, Tusti Bhattacharya,Ivy Chattopadhyay, Rohon Kuddus. Rokshana Lais, Subir Sarkar, Pinakinath Bhaduri, Sukumar Choudhuri and many other writers and artistes from different parts of the globe.

Later a group of budding artistes from different parts of the city presented a series of eternal Rabindra-songs. Among them Arundhuti Deshmukh, Sharmistha Jha, Swapan Basu, Banashree Nandi, Rumi Maiti, Durba Ghosh, Rupa Dey, Prathistha Sarkar, Shampa Roy and few others enthralled the gathering with their melodious golden voices. Jayantakumar Bhattacharya, Swapan Basu and B G Rayalu supported the artistes with tabla and dholok. Aishwarya Lala presented poems of Sudebkumar Biswas on Tagore. Arpita Gorai, Jayantakumar Bhattacharyay, and Kaberi Bandopadhyay recited Tagore’s divine poems. Mrinalini Kelkar also read her Marathi translation of poet Gulzar’s poem on Tagore.

To encourage the next generation and also to exhibit the creation of young talents, Khanan not only honour the participation of young artistes’ in its Rabithakur festivities but at the same time publishes the creations of upcoming writers of the green city. The books and journals released by Khanan so far were displayed on a separate counter for the interested readers.

Defining the versatile creative life of Tagore, Sukumar Choudhuri, the Creative Editor of Khanan, rounded up the musical-morning proceedings, which was followed by the enthusiastic chorus ‘Aakaas Bhora, Surjo Tara………’ by Khanan associates.

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