India to organise festival in Egypt to mark Tagore’s birth anniversary

India will organise a cultural festival in Egypt to mark the 156th birth anniversary of the famous Indian poet, Rabindranath Tagore.

The Tagore festival is being organised by the Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture, the cultural wing of the Indian Embassy in Cairo, from tomorrow.

It will feature a dance show, film screening, a play and painting competition.

The festival will conclude on May 12 with ‘Rituranga -Play of Seasons‘ which will be performed by members of the Indian community at the Hanager Theatre, Opera House Complex.

He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913.

He was the first non-European to win this prestigious award, in recognition for his collection of poems, ‘Gitanjali’.

His poetry, novels, plays, short stories andessays are widely read in India and across the world.