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129th death anniversary of mystic bard Fakir Lalon Shah

The 129th death anniversary of the mystic bard Fakir Lalon Shah is observed in Bangladesh on October 17, 2019. The devotees of Lalon from across the country and the world have congregated at the shrine to participate in the 3-day-long programme which is being organised by the Lalon academy and the culture ministry of Bangladesh. ..

Ram Sutar Vanji wins Tagore Award for Cultural Harmony for year 2016

The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind will present the Tagore Award for Cultural Harmony to Rajkumar Singhajit Singh; Chhayanaut (a cultural organization of Bangladesh); and Ram Sutar Vanji for the years 2014, 2015 & 2016 respectively on 18th of February 2019 at Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra, New Delhi. Tagore Award for Cultural Harmony was instituted ..

Ram Vanji Sutar to be conferred with 2016 Tagore Award for Cultural Harmony

Renowned sculptor Ram Vanji Sutar, who has designed the Statue of Unity in Narmada district in Gujarat, will be conferred with the prestigious 2016 Tagore Award for Cultural Harmony. Beside Sutar, the Tagore Award for Cultural Harmony for the years 2014 and 2015 is being conferred on the doyen of Manipuri dance Sh. Rajkumar Singhajit ..

The birth anniversary of Nobel laureate Rabindra Nath Tagore celebrated

The birth anniversary of Asia’s first Nobel laureate Rabindra Nath Tagore has celebrated on May 7, 2018. Rabindra Jayanti is popularly called Poncheeshe Boishakh and being celebrated ceremoniously and jauntiness all across West Bengal and Bangladesh. A revered poet, mercurial writer, and a cursive painter Tagore was a prolific composer with 2,230 songs to his ..

India Japan Cultural Relations

India and Japan have long cultural and civilizational ties. The cultural ties go back to 6th century when the Buddhism spread to Japan through China and Korea. Buddhism had been introduced to Japan in 538 AD by a Korean king. In 752 AD, Bodhisena, an Indian monk performed consecration or eye-opening of a statue of ..

Bengal School of Art

Origin of Bengal School of Art In Bengal, a new group of nationalist artists gathered around Abinandranatha Tagore (1871-1951). Abanindranath Tagore was a nephew of Rabindranath Tagore. This new group of painters rejected the art of Raja Ravi Varma as imitative and westernized. They declared that such a style was unsuitable for depicting the nation’s ..

Nine artists whose work is art treasures

The Archaeological Survey of India had declared in 1976 and 1979, the works of the following nine artists “not being antiquities, to be art treasures, having regard to their artistic and aesthetic value.” Here is a brief introduction; sourced from the ASI website. 1976: Rabindranath Tagore, Amrita Sher-Gil, Jamini Roy and Nandalal Bose 1979: Raja ..

150th Birth Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore

A yearlong Joint Indo-Bangla Celebrations to commemorate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore concluded in New Delhi on May 7, 2012. Bangladesh held that it will celebrate the 100th year of Tagore getting the Nobel Prize for Gitanjali in 2013. Rabindranath Tagore was born on 7 May 1861 in an old aristocratic family of ..