Rabindra Jayanti is commemorated annually in remembrance of Rabindranath Tagore’s birth anniversary. Rabindra Jayanti is celebrated on the 25th day of the Bengali month of Boishakh (Pochishe Boishakh). As per the Bengali calendar, the literature laureate was born on this day in the year 1268 (1861). On this occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra, External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar and others tweeted remembering the Bengali polymath. I bow to Gurudev Tagore on his Jayanti. In thought and action, he continues to inspire millions of people. He taught us to be proud of our nation, culture and ethos. He emphasised on education, learning and social empowerment. We are committed to fulfilling his vision for India PM Modi tweeted. My humble tribute to Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore on his birthday. May the great poet’s teachings, songs, poems, his creative corpus continue to guide us. May he remain the dhruvatara, polestar, in our life Mamata Banerjee tweeted. Pay homage to India’s first Nobel laureate, Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, on his Jayanti. His contribution in harmonising Indian nationalism with our global commitment will never be forgotten S Jaishankar wrote. For Bengalis living in any part of the world, the legacy of Tagore is something they hold very close to their heart and soul. This day is celebrated with great pomp and joy across Bengal with cultural programs and events. People pay tribute to the Nobel laureate by performing dances and dramas written by him. Rabindranath Tagore was the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature for his collection Gitanjali in 1913. Tagore’s compositions were chosen by two nations as national anthems: India’s Jana Gana Mana and Bangladesh’s Amar Shonar Bangla.