Written on: 1905
Swarabitan: 42 (Arupratan)
Amra Sobai Raja- The lyricist has stated that every individual is endowed with a freedom to act as he wishes. This freedom should not be confused with anarchy or the liberty to compromise on morality. He insists that falsehood, deception and dishonesty should be eschewed. The King is the Almighty. Every individual is endowed with certain quality according to which he must act. This quality varies from person to person. Therefore action too will vary. Ultimately, however, all of us will merge with the King. The King respects our individuality. We too respect the King. This sense of respect and dignity is the gift from the Almighty. We worship Him with all that He has given us. Actually the song is an allusion to our scriptures. The Upanishads states that we are confronted with choice at every stage of our life. So we are free to make the choice. Animals or other living creatures do not enjoy this liberty. So each one of us is a king. But to unite with our Almighty King, we have to make the correct choice according to our conscience. Mr Aloke Chandan Chatterjee contends that every thing that we find in this world has been created from something. The source is the King. But once a thing is created, it is also a king in its miniature kingdom. The fire has its origin in the sun. Yet after sunset, the fire continues to emit heat and light in its small surrounding area. It does so independently like a king ruling over a small territory. This sort of relationship between the creator and the creation holds true even in the case of plants. The large tree gives fruit from which seed comes out, germinates and another tree is born to live independently.
Dance performed by : Students of Calcutta Deaf & Dumb School
CALCUTTA DEAF & DUMB SCHOOL
Mrs Gopa Das has been applying Dance Movement Therapy to the girls of The Deaf and Dumb School, Kolkata. This is the oldest institution catering to the academic needs of the aurally challanged future citizens of our country. This year marks the 125th year of the school. As part of the quasquicentennial celebration, Rabirashmi Study Circle is presenting 'AMRA SOBAI RAJA', a dance programme based on Rabindra Sangeet which a part from being a classic opus, also questions the accuracy of the visual and aural sense in determining the unassailable truth and unchangeable reality. Rabirashmi Study Circle has been engaged in incessant research on Rabindrik Psychotherapy and its applications through performing arts. The girls of Calcutta Deaf and Dumb School are presenting the Dance form of 'Amra Sobai Raja'.