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Rabindra literature was our main resort against Pakistani culture: Bangladesh President

Written by: Navalsang Parmar

Paying glowing tributes to Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore on the eve of this 163rd birth anniversary on Tuesday, Bangladesh President Mohammed Shahabuddin has said that Rabindra literature was our main resort against Pakistani culture and his songs were the driving force of the struggle in the Great Liberation War of Bangladesh.

The president said Rabindranath Tagore, the bright star of Bengali literature, is a wonderful talent in the literary arena, he brought Bengali literature to the world with its glory.

Rabindranath, who was simultaneously a poet, novelist, storywriter, lyricist and essayist, has no branch of literature in which he did not roam, he added. Togore’s songs, literature and work-ethic have constantly inspired the people of Bangladesh, Shahabuddin said.

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in her message, said Bengali poetry, songs, short stories, novels, essays, dramas, Giti Nattyo and Nrittyo Nattyo have found completeness in Rabindranath Tagore’s magical hands. With these creations, Bengali literature has taken place in the world assembly, she said, adding that Tagore was the first Bengali poet, also the first Asian, who won the prestigious Nobel Prize in Literature

Being inspired by Tagore’s ‘Sonar Bangla’ spirit, Bangladesh’s Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman took the pledge to make Sonar Bangla independent and subsequently, presented Bengali people an independent and sovereign Bangladesh, she said.

Bangladesh government has drawn an elaborate programme to celebrate the birth anniversary of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore across the country on Wednesday, 8th May.

On the 25th of Baishakh in 1268 Bengali year, Rabindranath Tagore, the fountainhead of Bengali wisdom, was born at Jorasanko in Kolkata.

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