People of Siliguri celebrate Nobel laureate Tagore's birthday

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Siliguri, May 8 (ANI): People in Siliguri celebrated the 150th birthday of the Nobel laureate, Rabindranath Tagore, by organising a painting exhibition.

A group of local painters on Friday got together and named the exhibition, 'Creation'.

The main aim of the exhibition was to refresh the memories of Tagore and involve the common people with it.

"We, on the occasion of 150 years of Rabindranath Tagore's birthday, organised this art exhibition named 'Creation'. The motive is to attract and involve the common people passing along the road, so that they feel him close to their hearts," said Debabrata Nath, who is the Convener of "Creation".

The organisers also motivated people to paint the portraits of Tagore. Locals were delighted by the initiative.

"I am very happy to see that something like this is happening. I was just passing by and I saw this. Even I contributed a little to this. Being a local, I am very delighted by such a step," said Depratim Sarkar, a local.

'Creation' came out with paintings by professional artists.

Tagore was an Indian poet, novelist, storywriter, educationist and a philosopher and also won a Nobel Prize in Literature. (ANI)

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