Khanan celebrates Rabindra Jayanti

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 16 May 2017 10:43:18

Staff Reporter,

The 156th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore was celebrated on the auspicious dawn of Pachisey Baisakh by ‘Khanan’, the creative Bengali journal of Vidarbha at Rajaram Sitaram Dixit Library, Dharampeth. The programme started with puja and sankhyadhwani which was followed by rich inaugural Rabindra song Eai aakashe aamar mukti by Durba Ghosh.

In between the recorded recitation of Kaviguru himself worded ‘Hey more chitto purno tirthe.....’ spread divine feelings to the audience. Later briefing the past, present and future projects of Khanan’s Rabindra Smwaran festivities, Sukumar Choudhuri., the creative Editor of ‘Khanan’ welcomed the gathering.

To grace the occasion Sharmistha Jha, the prominent singer of the green city, released much-awaited Rabindra Bulletin. The two-page off-beat bulletin, 88th of its kind, has been edited by poet Asim Kumar Basu. It contains write ups of Bishwanath Singha, Asoke Ray, Asim kumar Basu, Sukumar Choudhuri, and Pratistha Sarkar. Ranjit Acharya, Jayantakumar Bhattacharya and other participants read the selective excerpts from the bulletin.

Solo dances on the rythams of Tagore’s two popular songs by promising young dancer Oisikha Chakraborty was liked by all. Later a group of budding artists from different parts of the city presented a series of eternal Rabindra-songs. Among them Arundhuti Deshmukh, Durba Ghosh, Sharmistha Jha, Piyali Sengupta, Prathistha Sarkar, Ena Kundu, Dipak Choudhury, Shukla Mitra, Alpana Adhikari, Chandana Pal, Nibedita Kundu, Asoke Ray, Sujay Kundu, Indrani Ray and few others enthralled the gathering with their melodious golden voices. Jayantakumar Bhattacharya and Pinaki Bandopadhyay supported the artistes with tabla. A Shruti-Natak based on Tagore’s novel “Ghore Baire”, was the special attraction of the programme. Indrani Roy, Nibedita Kundu, Ranjit Acharya, Sujay Kundu, and Asoke Roy mesmerized the audience with their timing, performance and team work.

In the second phase Durba Ghosh, the versatile singer of the city released the Robithakur issue of Khanan. Khanan Journal 38th of its kind, contains wide variety of literary contributions of creative writers of the Globe. Savita Ogiral presented her translated work on Tagore’s legendary poem “Mukti”.

Audience enjoyed both Bengali and Marathi version of a beautiful poem of Rabindranath. Sukumar Choudhuri, Jayantakumar Bhattacharyay and Kaberi Bandopadhyay presented their poems on Tagore. Kaberi Bandopadhyay Aishwarya Lala and Pinaki Bandopadhyay recited poems of Rabindranath.

Sukumar Choudhuri, rounded up the three hour long musical-morning proceedings, which was followed by the enthusiastic chorus ‘Aakaas Bhora, Surjo Tara…......’ by Khanan associates. Asoke Ray proposed a vote of thanks.