Celebrating India and Bengali Heritage

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Last week India celebrated Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s 125th birthday on January 23 and 72nd Republic Day on January 26.
On January 23, 2021, an excellent video show was presented at the Victoria Memorial Hall in Kolkata. The show included a very unique presentation on Netaji’s life, musical performance followed by Prime Minister Narendra Modii’s address. The following videos on YouTube captured the festivities of Netaji’s 125th birthday.
On January 26, 2021, the 72nd Republic Day Celebration was held in Delhi to honor the Constitution of India effective on January 26, 1950. India became independent on 15th August, 1947 but its constitution was formed a year later. The Constituent Assembly was formed on August 29, 1947 and accepted the constitution on November 26, 1949. On January 26, 1950 the nation was announced a Sovereign Republic (Ref: The Times of India, January 26, 2021).
A Virtual Event starting February 1, 2021 till February 14, 2021- organized by the 
Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley.
The Tagore Program on Literature, Culture and Philosophy at UC Berkeley  is excited to kick off the semester with Celebrating Rabindranath Tagore, a two-week long virtual festival- starting tonight (February 1st)! All of these programs are free and open to anyone from anywhere in the world. Featuring lectures and presentations by eminent scholars of Tagore Studies, Rabindrasangeet performances by world renowned artists, as well as a staging of Dak Ghar, this festival is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to showcase the life and legacy of Rabindranath Tagore.
Please visit the festival homepage for further details on the various events and information on how to attend. There is the option to register for each day individually.
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Thank you for your participation and support!