GUWAHATI, May 9 - Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi paid rich floral tributes to Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore on the occasion of the Kabiguru�s 158th birth anniversary, at a function held in the District Library auditorium here today.
Speaking at the function organised by Greater Guwahati Rabindra Jayanti Udjapan Samiti, Prof Mukhi said, �On the occasion of the birth anniversary of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, I pay my humble tribute to this great creative genius, who authored India�s National Anthem and contributed immensely in the field of literature and brought laurel to India by winning the country�s first Nobel Prize.�
Recalling his rich contributions to humanity, Prof Mukhi said the younger generation should be encouraged to know about the Nobel Laureate. �We look up to him as the source of beauty and knowledge as well as inspiration. His ideas and ideals will continue to inspire and encourage the entire humanity in the days to come,� the Governor added.
Member of Parliament Ramen Deka, Vice Chancellor of Down Town University Prof Amarjyoti Choudhury, noted singers Sudakshina Sarma and Pulok Banerjee, were also present along with other dignitaries on the occasion.