Every 12 months, the Republic Day celebration is concluded by singing the nationwide anthem of India “Jana Gana Mana” initially composed as ‘Bharoto Bhagyo Bidhata’ by famend Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore. Though Tagore is thought to have influenced and reshaped Bengali literature and music, his work has impressed many globally as properly.
In a 2016 video, which has resurfaced on social media, Hollywood actor Martin Sheen is heard urging voters to make their voices heard by going and voting on election day. Quoting Tagore’s “Chitto jetha bhoyshunyo” which interprets to “Where the mind is without fear,” Sheen goals to drive dwelling a degree.
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“We are called to lift up this nation and all its people to the place where the heart is without fear and the head is held high,” says Sheen, reciting the phrases written by Tagore.
India celebrated the 70th Republic Day at present with a grand navy parade and exhibition of its historical past, cultural range and strategic weaponry on the Rajpath — the town’s centrepiece boulevard — in presence of hundreds of spectators together with international dignitaries and the nation’s high political and navy brass.