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KHANAN celebrates TAGORE BIRTH

The birth anniversary of Kabiguru 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 Tuesday , the 8th of May 2012, at Rajaram Sitaram Dixit Library of Dharampeth, Nagpur 440 010, here.


The birth anniversary of Kabiguru 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 Tuesday , the 8th of May 2012, 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 renderings ‘Satyamongalo Prem………‘ by Swapan Basu. In between ‘Tabu Mone Rekho’, the recorded presentation of Tagore himself, added divine feelings to the audience. Sukumar Choudhuri, the Creative Editor of Khanan, welcomed the audience briefing the past, present and future projects of Khanan’s Rabindra Smwaran festivities.

Anurup Sarkar, the prominent art lover of the city, released much awaited Rabindra Bulletin. Owing to the crisis, which a constructive little magazine often faces, Khanan Journal 32 and a poem book titled Aamar Sonnet could not be released during Kabipoksho from the press. However the two-paged offbeat bulletin, 79th of its kind, edited by Poet Asimkumar Basu has been released to grace the occasion. It contains contemporary write ups of Tapas Saha and Arindam Ghosh and recent poems of Asimkumar Basu and Sukumar Choudhuri. Ranjit Acharya, Kausik Chattopadhyay, Sukumar Choudhuri, Arindam Ghosh and Swapan Basu read the selective excerpts, Later, a group of budding artistes from different parts of the city presented a series of eternal Rabindrasongs. Among them Debjani Roy’s ‘Kandale tumi morey’, Swapan Basu’s ‘Tarite paa dieni’, Simantika Luha’s ‘Neel digante ooi’, Pradip Niyogi’s ‘Vengechho duwar esechho jyotirmoy’, Rimi Pal’s ‘Mono moro meghero sangee’, Little Bristi Roy’s ‘Fule Fule dhole dhole’, Banashree Nandi’s ‘Kemone rochibo.. ’ etc enthralled the gathering with their melodious golden voices. Jayantakumar Bhattacharya and Swapan Basu supported the artistes with tabla..

Aishwarya Lala, Kausik Chattopadhyay and Arpita Gorai recited Tagore’s divine poems. Arindam Ghosh read his story titled ‘Sardhashato’ published in Khanan. Mrinalini Kelkar also read her translation of Veer Savarkar’s poem on Tagore from Khanan.

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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