Tagore festivities begin in UAE
Dubai, June 20
A year-long celebration of the 150th birth anniversary of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore has been launched here, amidst enactment of his famous works.
India Social and Cultural Centre (ISCC) and the Abu Dhabi Indian Bengali Community teamed up for the event which has seen the local Bengali community eagerly participating. Presentations of song, music, dance and drama items based on his work have marked the festivities.
Recognising Tagore's contributions, Anuja Chakravarty, head of the cultural wing of the Indian Embassy in UAE, said on the occasion that the hallmark of a genius is that his work transcends the barriers of time, geographic locations, language and cultural divides.
Prominent NRI businessman and winner of the Padma Shri BR Shetty and Thomas Varghese, president, ISCC were the guests of honour present at the inauguration. — PTI