Mail News Service
Jamshedpur, June 23: Tagore Society is that premier organization in the city that has been catering to the concept of all round education of students. And the list includes the pursuit of arts. Tagore School of Arts has been offering rich talents in the arts genre not only to the city of sports and culture that Jamshedpur is but also to the national and international firmaments where many of its students have made it big in the performing world.
At a program organized today at the Rabindra Bhawan Auditorium, the passing out students of the Tagore School of Arts were the proud recipients of degrees and honours from this great cradle of culture.
In his welcome address, Tagore Society president Dr HS Paul emphasized on the importance of the arts in life. He observed, “Those who give shape to the arts are the actual artistes. You have to maintain, glorify, share and spread the creativity you have imbibed. Only then art and the artiste have a definitive meaning.”
The principal of Tagore School of Arts, Chandana Chowdhury, in her presentation said that 111 students of the institution had been awarded their certificates at today’s convocation ceremony. “1,708 students during the session 2017-’18 and 1,701 in 2018-’19 have passed out from our institution in various fields of arts.”
The various disciplines pursued by students in the Tagore School of Arts include Rabindra Sangeet, Classical music, Hindustani Dance (Kathak, Odissi, Bharatnatyam), Fine Arts, Crafts, Guitar, Tabla, Recitation to name a few.
In his convocation address, chief guest and the former VC of Vishwa Bharati University, Dr Sujit Basu said, “Tagore School of Arts under the able wings of Tagore Society is emerging as a big institution and this will have a positive bearing on art and literary lovers along with the practitioners of the various forms of art. The religion of mankind is love. The creative work of Kaviguru is a blend of joy and sorrow which arouses inspiration in every stream of life and living.”
LI Singh, the master painter who has been catering to the minutest needs of students through 46 years of assiduous service to the Tagore School of Arts was felicitated on the occasion. He was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award amidst thundering applause.
The teachers and students presented dance-dramas based on Tagore’s compositions of welcoming the monsoons. The presentations were immensely appreciated by the discerning audience.
The chairman of the committee of Tagore School of Arts Dr Gautam Dasgupta in his vote of thanks wished the passing out students a bright future. He said, “Art is the only form that can unite the world.”
Asish Chowdhury, the general secretary of Tagore Society and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.