We are very proud to announce that like in previous years, we were able to organise a number of programmes(2010-2011), which were well liked and appreciated by the people of Jamshedpur. Some of the important programmes were as follows :

April 23 to 25, 2010 : ‘Drama Festival’— A three day, drama festival was held at our Rabindra Kalamandir. On the first day, a play named ‘Madhabi’ was staged by Nandikar, Kolkata. The cast included Rudra Prasad Sengupta, Sohini Sen Gupta, Devshankar Haldar and others. It was directed by Swatilekha Sen Gupta On the second day, Kalindi Bratyajan of Kolkata staged ‘Ruddha Sangeet’, which was directed by Bratya Basu. The main artistes, apart from Bratya Basu, were Devshankar Haldar and others.
On the last day, a theatre group from Delhi, named Theatre Platform, staged two short plays — ‘Khela’ and ‘Bhrammomaan’.

May 9 – 10, 2010 : Rabindra Jayanti— It was organised by the students and teachers of all the branches of the Tagore School of Arts and the Tagore Academy to celebrate the 149th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore. It started on 9th May, 2010 with early morning ‘baitalik’ and homage and floral tributes to the poet by the members and staff of the Society. It was followed by a cultural programme of dance and songs by the students of the Tagore Academy. The President of the Society also inaugurated a colourful exhibition of fine arts and crafts by the Tagore School of Arts. In the evening of 9th May, 2010, the various branches of the Tagore School of Arts presented, dance dramas — ‘Ritu Ranga’ by Baridih, Cable and Kadma branches; ‘Mukta Hawa’ by Sonari branch; ‘Rabindra Kabye Baul Gan’ by the Telco branch; and ‘Jiban Pathe Rabindranath’ by Rabindra Bhavan branch. In the evening of 10th May, 2010, a programme of dance, music, dance drama [a portion from ‘Tasher Desh’ & ‘Chandalika’], shruti natak [a portion from ‘Malanchya’], drama [a scene from ‘Chirakumar Sabha’] and recitation was conducted by the staff of the Tagore Academy.



May 17, 2010 : Call show at Rabindra Sadan (Kolkata) — On the invitation of Rabindra Sadan, Kolkata, and the Information and Cultural Ministry, Govt. of West Bengal, the Tagore Society presented a dance drama — ‘Din Chole Jaye - Gaan Theke Jaye’ at Rabindra Sadan, Kolkata, on their 149th birth anniversary celebration of Rabindranath Tagore.

June 30, 2010 : International, Tagore Poetry Reading Day — Reading and recitation of Tagore’s poetry in Bengali, English and Hindi.

July 31, 2010 : Varsha Mangal — The Students and staff of the Tagore School of Arts presented songs and dance celebrating monsoon.

August 8, 2010 : Smaran — A tribute to Tagore on his death anniversary by the students and staff of the Tagore School of Arts.

November 12–21, 2010 : 26th Jamshedpur Book Fair — The 26th Jamshedpur Book fair was held during November 12-21, 2010. The fair was inaugurated by Sri Sirshendu Mukhopadhyay, an eminent Bengali litterateur, as the chief guest and Mr. Sanjeev Paul, Vice-President(Corporate Services), Tata Steel Ltd., as the guest of honour. The book fair had 72 book sellers and publishers, who put up stalls with books on various subjects. Around 63,000 visitors visited the book fair. Apart from sale of English and Hindi books, there was enough demand for regional books. The Bengali book stalls had a very good sale, especially Ananda Prakashan and Visva Bharati Prakashan, both having a sale of Rs. 2.70 lakhs and 1.80 lakhs respectively. An encouraging sigh in this book fair was the interest shown by the younger generation in purchase of books. Further to encourage student community to develop reading habit, a special discount of entry tickets was given to them if they came in a group of 25 from educational institutions. Moreover as 14th November, the 'Children's Day' fell in the midst of the Book Fair, school children in school uniforms were allowed free entry on that day from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

To make the Fair more attractive and generate interest amongst the younger generation, an Inter-School quiz was organished, the final of which was held on the Book Fair ground on the topic on Rabindranath Tagore. The winner was a team from our Tagore Academy followed by Rajendra Vidyalaya.

Apart from regular culture programmes in the evening at Book Fair ground, there were literary discussions also on various topics, which were well appreciated by the intelligentsia.



December 24 - 27, 2010 : Art Workshop — A four day Art workshop was organised at the premises of the Rabindra Bhavan. Around 25 teachers from the faculty of Fine Arts participated in this exhibition-cum-sale workshop.

December 27, 2010 : Call Programme at Burnpur — On the invitation of the Nikhil Bharat Banga Sahitya Sammelan, the Tagore Society presented a Tagore’s dance drama, ‘Shap Mochan’, during their annual conference.

January 7-9, 2011 : Annual Rabindra Sangeet Conference — Prominent Rabindra Sangeet singers like Srabani Sen, Sasa Ghosal, Manoj Murli Nair, Manisha Murli Nair, Sudeshna Basu, Aninda Narayan Biswas, Manomay Bhattacharya, Promita Mallick, Paromita Bandopadhyay, Supratik Das from Kolkata; Chandana Chowdhury from Jamshedpur; and Aditi Mohsin, Lisa Ahmad Lisa and Papia Rehman from Bangladesh had enthralled the audience for three evenings.



January 6-10, 2011 : Fine Arts & Painting Exhibition — A five day fine arts and painting exhibition was organised by Tagore Society jointly with ‘Nandan’ (of Santiniketan), a group of ex-students of Kala Bhavan of Visva Bharati University. Around 100 paintings of eminent artists namely, Dinkar Koushik, Nani Gopal Ghosh, Sukhen Ganguly, Late Sovan Som, Late Sukhomay and many others were exhibited and appreciated by the art lovers of Jamshedpur.

March 13, 2011 : All Jamshedpur Sit & Draw Art Contest — It was organised at the Rabindra Bhavan and at the Telco Centre where around 1550 students between the age group of 3 to 17 years had participated.

March 27, 2011 : Programme at Kolkata — On the occasion of its golden jubilee, the Tagore Society bestowed on Sri Subhas Chowdhury, a life time achievement at a function in Rabindra Sadan, Kolkata, for his immense contribution towards Rabindra Sangeet. This auspicious occasion was followed by Tagore’s dance drama ‘Shap Mochan’ by our teachers and students, which was liked by every one.

The Society, in a small way, has been trying its best to encourage and uphold the cultural tradition of India, and to some extent it has been successful when it finds quite an encouraging response not only from the citizens of Jamshedpur but also from the citizens of Kolkata and Burnpur where the Society staged programmes. This success would not have been possible without the advice and guidance given by the members of the Programme Committee. We would like to convey our thanks and gratefulness for their encouragement.

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