Published:  02:14 AM, 09 May 2021

Remembering Rabindranath Tagore

The world celebrated the 160th birthday of Noble Laureate Rabindranath Tagore, the author of Bangladesh's national anthem "Amar Sonat Bangla, Ami Tomay Bhalobashi." There has been no Tagore after him or there will be not be another in the future. He took our very dear mother tongue, Bangla, to new heights and introduced it to the world community. Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman chose his song as the national anthem of the newly born country tying a strong bond between the cultural world of the two countries.. 

"The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life," Rabindranath Tagore had written giving insight to his thoughts that is still so true 160 years after his birth.He was a man blessed with extraordinary talents and was a author, a poet, a painter and a dramatist all at the same time. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina remembered the great Bengali talent saying "the humanism at the root of all the poet's creations has made him special. Rabindranath, the poet of peace and humanity, was a devotee of the eternal beauty and diversity of nature. Rabindranath's sense of nationalism is a source of eternal inspiration for Bengalis.

In the great war of liberation of 1971, his poems and songs inspired the freedom-loving Bengalis to fight against the enemy. " The Awami League government has established 'Rabindra University, Bangladesh' in Sirajganj district to honour his memory.
We pay our deepest respect to the great legend on his birthday.

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