On 9th May, 2018, Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI), Kolkata observed the 157th birth anniversary of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore with much respect, fervour and gaiety.
The first non-European noble laureate was born on 25th Baisakh 1861. Though best known as a poet, Rabindranath Tagore was a multi-faceted genius who made important and pioneering contributions to different facets of Indian culture. He was a poet, an author, a composer, a superb visual artist and a philosopher whose art form played an important role in modernizing Bengali art.
His legacy now lives on in the Indian national anthem Jan Gana Mana, as well as through Santiniketan – which was established by his father Devendranath Tagore – that was later expanded into the Visva Bharti University.
The program started with the lighting of the lamp by the senior officials of the campus followed by floral homage to the bard by singing his songs, reciting his poems and performing his dance dramas.