Perth’s Indian community honours Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore on 163rd birth anniversary

In a heartfelt tribute to Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, the Indian community in Perth gathered to celebrate his 163rd birth anniversary at an event organized by the Bengali Association of Western Australia (BAWA) in collaboration with the Indian Consulate.

Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) was a luminary in Indian literature, music, and art, and the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913.

Renowned for his profound and evocative poetry, Tagore’s works encompass a wide range of genres, including novels, short stories, plays, and essays. His compositions, known as Rabindra Sangeet, have left an indelible mark on Bengali culture and beyond.

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The impressive celebration featured a variety of cultural presentations, with children from the community reciting several of Tagore’s poems in Bangla, while youths and elders performed dances and songs set to the soulful tunes of Rabindra Sangeet.

The Consul General Amarjeet Singh Takhi commended BAWA for its dedication to preserving and promoting the legacy of Gurudev.

Image: Perth’s Indian Community Honors Rabindranath Tagore on 163rd Birth Anniversary (Source: CGI Perth – X)

He praised the association for consistently showcasing the rich cultural heritage of Bengal through music, dance, poetry, and literature, and for highlighting the universal humanism espoused by Tagore.

The event not only honored the memory of one of India’s greatest cultural icons but also reinforced the values of unity and humanism that he championed.

A staunch advocate of universal humanism, Tagore’s philosophy transcended borders, emphasizing unity, harmony, and the intrinsic connection between humanity and nature. His legacy continues to inspire and resonate globally, celebrated for his contributions to literature, education, and cultural exchange.

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