President Ramnath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi pay tributes to the Nation’s legendary warriors Maharana Pratap, Rabindranath Tagore and Gopal Krishan Gokhale on their birth anniversaries.
The 159th birth anniversary of Rabindra Nath Tagore is being celebrated all over West Bengal on Thursday. Various programmes have been organised to pay respects to Gurudev Tagore.
Rabindra Nath Tagore was born on May 7 but his birthday is celebrated in West Bengal, where he was born and is revered, according to the traditional Bengali calendar, and this year it falls on Sunday.
''On Tagore Jayanti, I bow to the great Gurudev Tagore, May his exemplary ideals keep giving us strength and inspiration to build the India he dreamt of,'' PM Modi said, paying tributes to the man of many talents. Tagore was a playwright, philosopher, composer and poet. He had won the Nobel prize for literature.
Freedom Fighter and social reformer Gopal Krishna Gokhale's birth anniversary is also being celebrated today. Paying tributes to Gopal Krishna Gokhale, PM Modi tweeted: Gopal Krishna Gokhale was known for his penchant for learning and social reform and he remained a strong pillar of support for the marginalised sections of society in their quest for empowerment. Gokhale's life was devoted to serving the nation, and it will always inspire the countrymen, the prime minister said.
Paying tributes to Maharana Pratap, Modi said he brought glory to India with his valor, boundless courage and battle skills. His sacrifice and devotion to the motherland will always be memorable, he said.