Virtual Rabindra Jayanti Celebration
Rabindra Jayanti marks the celebration of the birth anniversary of the great scholar and novelist, also known as Gurudev, Kabiguru, and Biswakabi. Rabindra Jayanti is considered one of the most important celebrations in Bengal, as it is he who has has largely contributed to the modernization of Bengali art. Without his contribution, the cultural wealth of Bengal will not have such an outstanding position in Indian literary history. His novels, stories, songs, poems, dance and drama spoke of topics both political and personal, because of which he is close at heart to people in Bengal and in India at large.
“আনন্দকে ভাগ করলে দুটো জিনিস পাওয়া যায়, একটা হচ্ছে জ্ঞান আর অপর হচ্ছে প্রেম” – Rabindranath Tagore
Sambandh took this opportunity to spread happiness on his birthday with a hope to overpower darkness. Thank you all for the overwhelming response in paying tribute to Rabindranath Tagore on 9th May 2020, Saturday (instead of the actual date of 8th May) to remember him amidst the wealth of knowledge by which he has enriched our culture.
Check out the amazing performances and the names of the winners in 'To Each, his Own' category. Also, names of the kids who won participation prices.
We also had a virtual 'Adda' on 9th May 2020 at 7 PM which was full of entertainment, laughter and a quick fact checking about Rabindranath Tagore.
Bangla Poem Recitation |
বাংলা কবিতা আবৃত্তি
For kids, we had organized BIRPURUSH kobita recitation which was a compilation of videos with recitation done on a part by part basis i.e. each kid said a few lines of the poem for it to be compiled and presented as one video.
Thank you to all our little champs for participating in the event. Kids looked so cute, dressed like a little soldier that you would not want to miss out on the video with overloaded cuteness.
We feel proud to announce that all our young buddies will receive a participation token. This surely was not an easy task, however the kids were commendable. Thanks to Nirupom and Shirsendu for organizing it.
All the below mentioned kids will receive the participation gifts -
Bidipta & Tryambak
দেনা পাওনা by Jhalapala
YES, it was the same Jhalapala!! Drumrollssss!
Remember how funny the Modern Ramayan performed during Durgotsav, was? We could not stop laughing during the entire performance!
This time group Jhalapala took on a new venture of recording শ্রুতি নাটক (audio drama or story telling) on a famous story written by Rabindranath Tagore called দেনা-পাওনা ("The Matrimonial Deal")
দেনা-পাওনা as performed by Jhalapala is a heart-rending story of Nirupama. Beautifully narrated in the story, Nirupama was a kind hearted and matured daughter of Ramshundar Mitra. She was married to the son of Raybahadur. She was being tortured in the house of in-laws because her father could not meet the proposed dowry. What happens at the end is something you should hear. Click on the link at the end of the section and let us know how you feel in the comment section of the video.
We would like to thank all our participants.
We can't get enough of the surprises you keep giving us, Jhalapala. We will wait for the next one, be back soon!
To Each, His Own
During such times, it feels like we are able to relate more and more to the writings of Rabindranath Tagore - missing our land and our families. His writings often reflects an image of Bengal and the lives of the people in the country side, the culture, the nature and surroundings. Thus remembering the surroundings of where we belong, Sambandh encouraged everyone to participate in paying homage to him and to Bengal in their own way.
In the kids category we had one participation from India (Bengal). Special thanks to Avirup Sircar for sending in a musical tribute all the way from our homeland, on a Bengali patriotic song written by Rabindranath Tagore called 'Ekla Cholo Re'.
We also had our little Rajorshi Chakrabarty (4 years old) reciting a short extract from the poem 'Hat' by Rabindra Nath Tagore.
Congratulations to Avirup & Rajorshi on winning participation prize.
In the adult category for To Each, His Own, we have the below mentioned winners
We would take this opportunity to specifically thank Sushma Murthy for sharing a beautiful and expressive dance performance with Sambandh to pay tribute to Rabindranath Tagore on his birth anniversary.
Congratulations to all our winners under this category, you will all receive a small gift saying THANK YOU from Sambandh!
Sambandh is highly grateful to all the participants, as we deeply value your contribution in making our events successful and fun!
A beautiful song by Sambandh Studio
As a part of Rabindra Jayanti celebrations organized by Sambandh Sweden, Sambandh Studio launched its first video with a soulful performance by our talented members in Sambandh. Sambandh Studio is the creative cultural zone of Sambandh Sweden, where culture and talent has its perfect blend.
Listen to the beautiful Rabindra sangeet called "Jagorone Jay Bibhabhori" from the movie Ranjana Ami Aar Asbona as sung by our singers Rimi Ghosh, Debopriya Das, Silky Pal and Soma Sen
Photography: Debjyoti Paul, Debajeet Chaudhury, Rimi Ghosh, Arunava Pal, Shirsendu Sen.
Concept editing and mixing: Shirsendu Sen
Thank you Sambandh Studio!!