The 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’ , ‘Premchand Munshi’ as well as ‘Little Magazine Library & Research Centre’ Awards, on Thursday, the  9h of May 2019,  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 ‘Pratham Adi tabo Shakti…..‘  by Prathistha Sarkar. In between the recorded song of Kabiguru himself worded ”Amare key Nibi Bhai….spread divine feelings to the audience.  Later briefing the past, present and future projects of  Khanan’s Rabindra Smwaranfestivities, Sukumar Choudhuri, the Creative Editor of ‘Khanan’  welcomed the gathering.

To grace the occasion Anurup Sarkar, the prominent Art lover of the city, released much-awaited Rabindra Bulletin. The four-paged offbeat bulletin,  94th of its kind,  has been ably edited by Asoke Ray.  It contains  write ups of Sukumar Choudhuri, Baby Shaw, Subal Dutta,  Dr Kausik Chattopadhyay, Tapas Roy,  Alaktika Chakrabarty and Aditi Chakraborty.  Sukumar Choudhuri, Indrani Ray and Asoke Ray read the selective excerpts from the bulletin.

Later  a group of  prominent artistes  presented a series of eternal Rabindra-songs.  Among them Arundhuti Deshmukh’s ‘Aamar  je gaan tomar paros pabe’, Sharmistha Jha’s ‘Ratri ese jethai meshe’, Ena Kundu’s ‘Aamar mallika boney’ , Dipak Chowdhury’s ‘ Tomra hasia bohia chalia jao’, Piyali Sengupta’s ‘ Eai kathati money rekho’, Alpona Adhikari’s ‘ Bahujuger opar hotey’, Chandana Pal’s ‘Fagun hawai hawai’, Shukla Mitra’s ‘Ganey ganey tabo’, Moushumi Mukhopadhyay’s ‘Ghorete vromor elo gunguniye’ and few others enthralled the huge gatherings with their melodious golden voices.  Jayantakumar Bhattacharya, Suraj Kamble, and Pinaki Bandopadhyay supported the artistes with tabla wherever required.

A Geeti Allekhya on Tagore’s vision was collectively performed.  Conceptualised by Indrani Ray, the Geeti Allekhya was presented by Prathistha Sarkar, Simantika Luho, Rita Ghosh, Shampa Sengupta and Suraj Kamble.

Aishwarya Lala, Supriya Bhaduri, Mahua Basu, Jayantakumar Bhattacharya and Ranjit Acharya presented selected poems of Tagore. Sabita Ogiral read Marathi translations of Tagore’s poem. Swarup Sinha Roy and Pinaki Bandopadhyay presented write-ups created on Tagore.  In between dances by Shampa Sengupta on a popular song of Tagore mesmerized the gathering. The duel presentation of legendary ‘Gandharir Abedan’  by Indrani Ray and Asoke Ray was well appreciated.

Defining the versatile creative life of Tagore,  Sukumar Choudhuri, the Creative Editor of  Khanan,  rounded up the three hour long musical proceedings,  which was followed by the enthusiastic chorus ‘Aakaas Bhora,  Surjo Tara………’  by the  Khanan associates. Asoke Ray proposed an elaborate vote of thanks.

For any other details, please contact:

Ranjit Acharya, PUBLISHER ‘KHANAN’
(A Creative Bengali Journal of Vidarbha)
215, Vasant Vihar, Lava Road, Wadi, Nagpur 440 023, Maharashtra
Phone : 9373109607 Email : [email protected]

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