The Department of English in association with IQAC of the college celebrated 161 birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore who is popularly known as Viswa Kavi (Universal Poet) and also known as Gurudev. On this occasion, Principal Dr. Y V V Appa Rao garlanded the portrait of Tagore. Later he addressed the gathering. He explained the significance of the day. He said that Tagore is the first Indian to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature. He praised that Tagore was a versatile genius and a voracious reader.  Later Head of the Department of English and IQAC Coordinator K. Sasikumar spoke about Tagore’s great works. He reminded the remarkable history of Tagore for having written the national anthem ‘Jana Gana Mana’ with which Tagore’s name is immensely associated globally. In this programme Faculty members P. Y. Krupavaram, P. Malleswari, K. L. Prapulla, K. Sumathi, HOD of Physics and UGC Coordnator S. Srinivasa Rao and a good number of students participated.


Rabindranath Tagore was a Bengali poet. He was a legendary writer, who was born in Calcutta on 7 May, 1861. He was a great son of Debendranath Tagore and Sarada Devi. Tagore started to write poetry at an early age and published his work with his own name. He was an eminent poet, visual artist, novelist, composer and playwright.  He was one of the biggest literary figures in India and the first Asian laureate to win the prestigious Nobel Prize in 1913. ‘Gitanjali’, ‘The Postmaster’, ‘Gora’, ‘Chitra’, ‘Kabuliwallah’, The Golden Boat’ , ‘Ghare-Baire’, ‘The Home and the World’  etc are some of his great works. Tagore’s English prose translations of religious poems from several of his Bengali verse collections were hailed by W.B. Yeats and Andre Gide. His broad knowledge and profound understanding of life fascinated everyone.

     Tagore founded a school for children at Shantiniketan which was built by his father Maharshi Devendranath.   Later it was expanded by Tagore whose vision became Visva-Bharati University in 1921. 

            When he was in his 60s, Tagore took up painting and produced works that won him a place among India’s foremost contemporary artist. A period of prolonged agony ended with Tagore’s death by  prostate cancer on 7th August 1941, at the age of 80. Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.

.     Tagore is fondly remembered in every circumstance of joy, sorrow and agony through his writings.

“It is very simple to be happy, but it is very difficult to be simple.”—-Rabindranath Tagore

The highest education is that which does not merely give us information,  but makes our life in harmony with all existence’         —Rabindranath Tagore

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