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Israel names street after Rabindranath Tagore to celebrate his 159th birth anniversary

On the 159th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore, Israel paid him a heartwarming tribute by naming a street after him in Tel Aviv. The information was shared by the official Twitter handle of Israel in India.The official account shared the picture of the street with the caption, “We honor #RabindranathTagore today and every day, as…

On the 159th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore, Israel paid him a heartwarming tribute by naming a street after him in Tel Aviv. The information was shared by the official Twitter handle of Israel in India.

The official account shared the picture of the street with the caption, “We honor #RabindranathTagore today and every day, as we named a street in Tel Aviv in memory of his valuable contribution to mankind.”

Israel named it Tagore Street to commemorate the poet’s birth anniversary on Rabindra Jayanti. Take a look:

We honor #RabindranathTagore today and every day, as we named a street in Tel Aviv in memory of his valuable contribution to mankind. pic.twitter.com/ZH826Ot0aP

— Israel in India (@IsraelinIndia) May 7, 2020

After the news was posted, many people took to the comments section to praise the initiative. One user wrote, “I would like to express my sincere thanks to Israel for remembering World Poet Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore on his 159th birthday, 25th of Baishakh.”


I would like to express my sincere thanks to Israel for remembering World Poet Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore on his 159th birthday, 25th of Baishakh.

— Saaheb S. (@saaaaaheb) May 8, 2020

Here’s what other Twitter users are saying:

Street!

— Israel | #StayHomeStaySafe (@Israel) May 7, 2020

Thanku israel.u r, will be a true friend always

— Poornima (@Poornim53171329) May 7, 2020

Thank you for your gesture. As someone inspired by Tagore, my heart is filled with gratitude.

— S S Bhattacharyya (@happyshankha) May 7, 2020

Thank you, #Israel @netanyahu, for honouring, Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, one of the greatest intellectuals of the world of all time. Tagore is to India what the great sage Haim Nachman Bialik is to Israel.

— HeeramanTiwari (@heeraman98) May 7, 2020

Owao.. That’s a great gesture from our dear friend nation. Thank you.. We , the bengali people here in India celebrate the Birthday Of Gurudev on 25th of Baisakha (first bungali month).

— Swarupananda Debnath (@swarupananda02) May 7, 2020

While Israel celebrated Rabindra Jayanti by naming a street after Tagore, closer home, fans celebrated the Bard of Bengal with their special lockdown tributes on the internet.

A balcony concert by the duo Nandy Sisters – Antara and Ankita – in the honour of Rabindranath Tagore went viral on the Internet. They sang two of Tagore’s classics – Mamo Chitte and Amaar Bela Je Jaye, on their Ukulele.

Watch the video:

As for the West Bengal government’s official event at Rabindra Sadan, it was cancelled this year because of the novel coronavirus crisis. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee paid her tribute at Rabindra Sadan located inside the Nandan complex.

Every year, Rabindra Jayanti is celebrated on the 25th day of the Bengali month of Boishakh. Rabindranath Tagore was born on this particular day in 1268 of the Bengali calendar.

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