Rabindra Jayanti is celebrated on the 25th day mark of the Bengali month Boisakh, to commemorate the lauded writer Rabindranath’s Tagore’s birth anniversary, and since he was born in 1864 AD, the dates keep shuffling a bit, but the day is brims with many events that are organized to recognize the wide ranging work that was done by the writer, from poems, to dramas, to short stories and novels. The day is specially celebrated by schools, colleges and educational institutions of Bengal, where students are steeped in the literature of Tagore, and are also encouraged to read them, while appreciating the stories and his style, which won him critical acclaim across the world, and later, a Noble Prize for Literature in 1913, thus making him the first non-European to win the award.
The collection of poems, Gitanjali, written by him, is considered to be greatest work by an Indian Author has become a part of the literature for students of Literature, while being translated to many other languages. However, because of the prose and themes that he wrote about, that of sprituality and about commoners, his work is not as popular as it should be. Along with his poems, various short stories written by him have also recieved widespread acclaim and have been subjected to literary analysis.
One of his greatest contributions to the country is, Jana Gana Mana, which was translated and the accepted by the Constituent Assembly to become the national anthem for India. He is considered to one of the greatest writers in the country, and his work should be read more widely by people, and more awareness is needed to promote his literature.