2011, the 150th year of Tagore's birth will be celebrated
in grand style and scale over two days: on 14 May at the
premises of Rutgers University in New Jersey; and on 15
May, at the Grand auditorum of the Hindu Temple, Flushing
in New York.
The festival was initiated by the Cultural Association of Bengal (CAB) of New York, and is being organized by CAB in association with Rutgers University and a host of North American cultural organizations and schools of performing arts.
Tagore was a nature lover and celebrated major ceremonial
occasions in open air at Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, The
Global University he had established and wherever in the
world he visited and it was possible because of his great
vision. Following the same path, we are paying tribute to
the great poet by bringing the home and the world together
in this part of the world on the very next week after his