M Matiur rahman mamun: There are three zamindari of Tagore in Bangladesh, Patisar, Shilaidaha and Shahjadpur, Of them Patisar is his own, but it is neglected since liberation war, though the other to is not neglected unlike the other two places,
Honorable President Abdul Hamid came to Patisar for the first time to celebrate the 156th birth anniversary of Tagore at national level. For the coming of the president, the locals thought that their long cherished dream might come true, Their demands were establishing an Agriculture University nationalizations of Kaligram Rathindranath Institution founded by Tagore, and modernization of the hospital at patisar etc. long since, Regarding these issues, there were no less discussions in media.
Three years have passed after the president`s going back from Patisar but still no desired announcement has come for the people of Tagore`s Patisar but the hope is that at last International Rabindra Research Institute is going to emerge at Patisar with the efforts of the locals. Its construction work with ten storey academic building is going on in a vast area. But it would be good if the parliament members and ministers went to Prime Minister to uphold the importance of establishing an Agriculture University, at Patisar
Rabindranath Tagore first came to Patisar On 13th January 1891. On coming to this region, Rabindranath Tagore noticed the miserable condition of the illiterate people living here With the thought of the betterment of the distressed common people of this locality, he set up an M.E school at patisar in 1905 as he knew very well that without education it is impossible for them to change their lot. Even he brought some books from Oxford University and established a library named after his brother in law Nagendranath at Patisar.
46 years after the liberation war, Tagore’s dream of educating the rural people comes true through the formal inauguration of `Rabindra University Bangladesh` at Sahajadpur. its undoubtedly a good news but at the same time it is a matter of despair that the university is not at Patisar Tagore`s own estate The devotees of Rabindranath Tagore had been demanding that university for a long time and they have many justifiable reasons for their such demand. “We are aware of Tagore`s whereabouts and frequentation in connection with the zamindari activities of three places in East- Bengle Shilaidaha, Shahajadpur and Patisar but it has not been looked into how the poets place of activities mingled with the formation of his realm of imagination. Immerse recollection on this phase of tagore life is needed to apprehend his extended artistry,
spirituality and philosophy of life. In this respect, researchers on Tagore`s life and works and analysers were heedful of Shilaidaha and Shahajadpur, but Patisar was always neglected” (Rabindra Vubane Patisar, Ahmed Rafiq). But the fact is that Patisar itself played an important role to earn a surprising compactness in Tagore`s village thought and thought of education and native land. Nonetheless we cannot know Patisar for the pitiful consequence of research on Tagore. Even it is out of our knowledge when the poet found the true beauty of our country coming to Patisar, Patisar brought about a different manifestation of his poetic entity, zamindar Rabindranath grew into educationits and social reformer.
When Rabindranath Tagore came to his own zamindari estate Patisar on 13th January, 1891, he wandered around and looked at the nature of here This experience cast an influence silently on the poet`s mind. That is why we hear him say “Whoever and wherever you are, you can take the responsibly of each and every village and take shelter there, make the villages organized ones, introduce new efforts regarding agricultural industry and useful stuffs of villages” (Works of Rabindranath, 10th sect-page-520-21)
After coming to patisar, the poet got opportunity to see the people of this territory from a very close distance. This close contact made him understand that the main reason of his tenants` lagging behind is their illiteracy. From this realization, the poet felt the urgency of giving education to his tenants and accordingly the poet founded charity schools and high schools in about two hundred villages.
Alongside that, the poet Rabindranath Tagore established an Agriculture Bank at Patisar in 1905, which was funded with the noble prize money afterwards to enable his poor tenants to get loans at very easy terms. Even the poet thought of giving medical help to his povertystricken tenants and so poet Rabindranath Tagore also established a Full fledged dispensary for the poor villagers.
As a whole, the enrichment in Tagore`s literary works where we find love and affection towards the hapless and wretched people covered with sand and mud from their farm work to be reflected is the gift of Patisar itself,