New York: The Consulate of India in association with the Tagore Society of New York organized an event at the Consulate to celebrate the 155th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore on May 7. The event was attended by a large number of enthusiastic crowds owed by the life and times of one of the greatest sons of India.
The evening began with the singing of Indian national anthem composed by the great Rabindranath Tagore followed by presentation of other Tagore songs by members of Tagore Society of New York. Consul General Ambassador (Mrs.) Riva Ganguly Das during her address recollected some of her personal involvements surrounding Tagore during her postings as a diplomat in various countries and noted how Tagore’s ideology was recognized and the affection people have for him around the world. The program featured ‘Glimpses of Rabindra Sangeet’, a presentation by members of Tagore Society.
The program efficiently compered by Renee Lobo, community activist and TV journalist and New York City Commission on Human Rights had variety of singers devoted to Rabindranath Tagore and ended with a dinner.