Shri Bandaru Dattatraya paid his humble tribute to legendary poet, philosopher and Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore on his death anniversary at Raj Bhavan
Chandigarh, August 7, 2023: Haryana Governor Shri Bandaru Dattatraya on Monday paid his humble tribute to legendary poet, philosopher and Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore on his death anniversary at Raj Bhavan here.
Shri Dattatraya said that Rabindranath Tagore, a revered figure in Indian and global literature, was a polymath whose multifaceted talents spanned poetry, prose, music, art, and social activism.
A great patriot and champion of Indian ethos, values and culture, Tagore gave a new dimension to India’s freedom movement by giving a call for Swaraj through his writings. He was deeply influenced by India’s Vedic culture, which is so amply reflected in his writings, said Shri Dattatraya.
He said that Tagore, deeply pained at the massacre of innocent people at Jallianwala Bagh in Punjab, returned the title of Knighthood. He was a true son of Maa Bharti, who fought for the country’s freedom from the core of his heart, said Shri Dattatraya.
Shri Dattatraya said that Tagore’s works, including his magnum opus ‘Gitanjali’ often explored themes of love, nature, spirituality, and the human condition, resonating deeply with people across cultures.
Beyond his literary achievements, Tagore established the Visva Bharati University in Santiniketan, an institution that promoted the amalgamation of Eastern and Western education. He started model education in our country through Visva Bharati University, said Hon’ble Governor.
He said that a true tribute to Rabindranath Tagore would be to imbibe his teachings, contributing to India’s cultural values and welfare of humanity.
His tireless efforts in promoting education, cultural exchange, and advocating for Indian independence earned him a universal reverence as the ‘Bard of Bengal.’ His legacy endures as an inspiration for generations to come, celebrating the beauty of language and the unity of humanity in diversity, said Shri Dattatraya.