IGCC to celebrate Tagore’s 156th birth anniversary
Published : 08 May 2017, 18:16
Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre(IGCC) will celebrate the 156th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore with a lecture on Tagore by Pankaj Saha, poet and TV personality from Kolkata, and dance drama Bhanushingher Padabali by Manipuri dancer Samina Husain Prema and troupe on Friday at Chhayanaut.
Pankaj Saha is a former producer of BBC London and former director of Doordarshan Kendra (Television India), Kolkata and Santiniketan.
He is an eminent researcher on Tagore. He regularly writes research-based articles and delivers lectures in Universities and in important events, said a press release of Indian High Commission in Dhaka.
Notable among his awards is the Friend of Liberation War Honour awarded by the Government of Bangladesh and the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Government of West Bengal, India.
'Bhanushingher Padabali' is a book of poems in Maithili written by Rabindranath Tagore at a very young age and was his first published work.
Dance director of Bhanushingher Padabali is Samina Husain Prema who, along with Zeenat Afroza, founded Bhabna Dance School.
Samina got her initial training in Manipuri dance from Chhayanaut Sangeet Vidyayatan with first class. Later she got advanced and special training from the renowned exponent of Manipuri dance, Guru Kalavati Devi.
She has also done Post Graduation in Manipuri dance from Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata.
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