An evening to commemorate Rabindra Jayanti: the birth anniversary of Bengal’s greatest poet, song-writer, and philosopher, Rabindranath Tagore.The theme celebrates the beautiful poems and songs by Tagore on nature and the beauty of the seasons of Bengal. There are five seasons in the Bengali calendar, Grishma (summer), Barsha (the rainy season), Sharat (early autumn), Sheet (winter) and Vasanta (spring). The artistic and musical genius of Rabindranath Tagore has celebrated the ever-changing moods of these seasons in hundreds of poignant and evocative songs.Tagore loved to live close to nature. One of the most creative phases of his life was spent by the bank of the river Padma. The poetry he wrote then shows how keenly he observed nature, and with what delicacy he depicted the seasons of Bengal. The wide skies and open spaces of Santiniketan, where, over a span of 40 years, he experimented with education and gave shape to his dreams, inspired him to compose incredibly beautiful songs on the seasons.