East Himalaya

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Rabindra Jayanti celebrated at Selimhill Tea Bungalow, Tindharia, Darjeeling

Suhas Basu, in this picture reads out portions from 'Shesher Kabita' during Rabindra Jayanti celebrations at Selimhill Tea Bungalow, where he had last visited 51 years ago as a freshly joined engineer at Kurseong. This Bungalow and the adjoining areas were frequented by 02 Noble Laureates from West Bengal, India, Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore and Mother Teresa. The stone Bungalow here stands here for the past 175 years to witness the sailing decades of Darjeeling. The nostalgia of the place brings back several of the visitors of the past. The owners of the Tea Estate Selimhill did not want to deprive the visitors and has kindly allowed this property to be used for hosting guests. The locals myth that goes around: From the estate's first manager to all those who have visited the Selimhill Tea Estate, had to come back as a visitor because of the mesmerizing attraction of the place. This is a kind of extension of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (Toy Train), World Heritage Site at Tindharia, which has many more memories scattered around Tindharia and Gayabari. Suhas Basu, now the President with Fuleswari Nandini, a group of cultural enthusiasts, mostly women from Siliguri and Jalpaiguri area, has taken the initiative to pay respects to the Great Man, Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore at the Selimhill Tea Bungalow.

The Fuleswari Nandini Members with the photograph of Gurudev

Selimhill Tea Bungalow: The President along with his niece, Mahua Choudhury, also the Founder Secretary of this group in front of the 175 years old stone bungalow

A report on the event written in Bengali



    

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