A one day Tagore Conference was
held at Boca Raton Florida where Tagore fans thronged to enjoy songs, dances,
dance dramas and recitations from Rabindranath Tagore. In addition to these
creative presentations , analytical discussions on Tagore’s universalism, his
national and political thoughts and his contribution to the science of language
were also discussed in seminars.
This second North America Tagore conference
was aimed at unifying the Bengali Diaspora in Tagore’s spirit through his multi
dimensional creative works.
Diaspora at times misses Tagore and a nostalgic thought of feeling this
romantic poet within and without often comes to mind while living abroad. But
more importantly this conference also aimed at the younger generation Bengalis
in North America to recognize and indeed to realize this genius who has now
reached beyond the temporal or the spatial bondage.
The Convener of the Conference
Jahanara Khan Bina narrates the reason for holding this conference. She says
that Bengalis who live abroad miss their own Bengali culture and hence this
conference has been organized to bring Bengalis closer to their cultural
heritage . Besides they also want to introduce this great genius of early twentieth
century to the new generation as well as to the west.