CFSI celebrates Tagore’s birth anniversary

MUMBAI: On the occasion of Nobel laureate Rabindreanath Tagore’s 250th birth anniversary, the Children’s Film Society India (CFSI) recently celebrated Tagore and his connect with the children in Nandan, Kolkata.

On the appointed day, the CFSI organised ‘Chhelebela’, a celebration of Tagore’s stories on children through films, workshops, story reading, and panel discussion. The occasion also marked the screening of Buddhadeb Dasgupta’s film Woh that is inspired by Tagore’s book.

Said CFSI chairperson Nandita Das,“Rabindranath Tagore’s contributions towards children’s literature is very significant, but not much has been done in sesquicentennial. We are really delighted that we have been able to put together three of our films based on his delightful literature. Our recent film, Woh directed by Buddhadeb Dasgupta is the latest edition to our tribute to Gurudev.”

In the day long festivities, films like Mrinal Sen’s Ichchapuran and Zul Vellani’s Dak Ghar were also screened. Every screening was followed by a story discussion with the children about the films.

While Sen was the chief guest of the eventful day, noted actor Soumitra Chatterjee read out a short story of Tagore.

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