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 :
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
On the last day, a theatre group from Delhi, named Theatre Platform,
staged two short plays — ‘Khela’ and ‘Bhrammomaan’.
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.
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.
30, 2010 : International, Tagore Poetry Reading
Day — Reading and recitation of Tagore’s poetry
in Bengali, English and Hindi.
31, 2010 : Varsha Mangal — The Students
and staff of the Tagore School of Arts presented songs and dance
8, 2010 : Smaran — A tribute to
Tagore on his death anniversary by the students and staff of the
Tagore School of Arts.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.