Raipur,( Raveesh Benjamin) On the occasion of the 162nd birth anniversary of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, Dr. Charandas Mahant, the Speaker of the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly, unveiled his statue and laid the foundation stone for the Tagore Vatika and Museum at the district hospital premises in Gaurela today. Dr.Mahant also inaugurated the ‘Hamar Lab’. As part of the series of events celebrating the centenary year of Bisahu Das Mahant’s birth, a magnificent performance of “Rabindra Sangeet” was presented in honour of the anniversary of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore. The presentation was given by Dr. Chitranjan Kar, a language expert and musician.
Addressing the people present at the event, Dr. Mahant said Rabindranath Tagore ji was a great personality who was deeply connected to this region. In 1902, Tagore had visited the Sanatorium to seek treatment for his wife, Mriduladevi’s tuberculosis. Despite his considerable efforts for her treatment, she did not survive. However, he had developed a strong bond with the area. It was Rabindranath Tagore who gave the title of ‘Mahatma’ to Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Dr. Mahant also emphasised that Rabindranath Tagore was a world-renowned poet, writer, philosopher, and Asia’s first Nobel Prize winner in Indian literature. He was also known as ‘Gurudev’ and was a visionary who revitalised Indian cultural consciousness through Bengali literature.
Revenue Minister and in-charge of the GPM Jai Singh Agarwal, Korba MP Jyotsna Mahant, Marwahi MLA Dr. K.K. Dhruv, Pali-Tanakhar MLA Mohit Kerketta, Sonhat MLA Mr. Gulab Singh Kamro, member of the State Scheduled Tribes Commission Archana Porte, member of the State Youth Commission Uttam Vasudev, member of the State Madarsa Board Shahid Raine, and many other public representatives and dignitaries were present.