Culture Wing Archive

Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti or Rabindra Jayanti is a cultural celebration to mark the birth anniversary of the luminary, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Rabindranath Tagore, on his birth anniversary. Celebrated annually and globally in May, Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti falls on the 25th day of the Bengali month of Boishakh. Tagore was born on the day in the year 1628, according to the Bengali calendar and 1861 AD, as per the Gregorian calendar. Tagore was also referred as as ‘ Gurudev’ , ‘Kabiguru’, and ‘Bhiswakabi’.

To celebrate Tagore’s birth anniversary we presented memoirs of Culture Wing’s first dance drama, ‘Aradhana’. It presented a story of love and separation redeemed through suffering and renunciation. It is symbolic of man’s spiritual quest for beauty and truth.

Aradhana was written and directed by L.A. Kazi, then Director, Culture, Nehru Centre, Choreographed by kathak danseuse Smt. Keka Sinha with music by Siraj Khan. Dance in this ballet is largely based on Kathak dance form. It starred Keka Sinha, Bireshwar Gautam, Girish Pardeshi and Pradeep Naik. This ballet was presented in Nehru Centre Auditorium on 10th September 1996. The ballet was extremely well received and can be termed as a success. Hence it was presented a second time on 31st August 1997.

Owing to the success of the ballet, later it was adapted in Marathi Sangeet Natak form and was presented on 2nd October 1999. Written by Seema Shende and directed by Bhalchandra Pendharkar. Lyrics by Charusheela Oak and music by Asha Khadilkar. It starred Bhalchandra Pendharkar, Swapnil Bandodkar, Aparna Aparajit, Charusheela Oak, Varsha Kambli and Vinod Lavekar. Dance by Keka Sinha and Bireshwar Gautam.



23.08.2023 -Sangeet Mauli, Mumbai Marathi Sahitya Sangh, Mumbai 24.08.2023  -Sangeet Runanubandh, Khalwayan, Ratnagiri          25.08.2023 -Sangeet Sant Tukaram, Om Natyagandha, Mumbai                  26.08.2023 -Sangeet Tamso Ma Jyotirgamay, Dapoli Taluqa     Brahmanhitvardhini Sabha Sanskrutik Vibhag, Dapoli


03.08.2022-Dhadila Ram Tine ka Vani, Mumbai Marathi Sahitya Sangh

 04.08.2022-Manapman, Bharat Natya Sanshodhan Mandir, Pune     05.08.2022-Madanachi Manjiri, Kaladwayi, Pune


06.08.2019-Sagar Saath Suraancha, Nehru Centre            


08.08.2018 –Umrao, Nehru Centre, Mumbai                                                    11.08.2018 -Haach Mulacha Baap, Lalit Kala Darsh, Mumbai


01.08.2017 –Bhagmati, Nehru Centre, Mumbai                                                04.08.2017 -Baiju Leela, Nehru Centre, Mumbai        


09.08.2016 –Gandharva Gaatha, Nehru Centre, Mumbai                               20.09.2016 –Hamidabaichi Kothi, Nehru Centre, Mumbai                                                            

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