The most powerful thing we as humans possess is words. We could either use it to hurt people or to offer support, the choice is often personal. To think of it, India has always had great scholars and philanthropists who used the power of their words to uplift society. Rabindranath Tagore is one of those great men, whose words had profound power. The author of our National Anthem and the first non-European literature laureate, his accomplishments are too many to count. This Rabindra Jayanti, let us see how Rabindranath Tagore’s ideals have taken over social media as people borrow his quotes and share their ideas on Twitter, Facebook, Reddit and Instagram. 

Rabindranath Tagore- The Man, The Legend

Rabindranath Tagore, a multifaceted genius was born on 7th May, 1861. It has been more than 150 years and yet his words hold relevance. A well-read and well-travelled man, his worldview and artistic sensibilities were truly global knowledge nature. Rabindranath Tagore was not only a prolific writer but also a composer, playwright, and painter. His literary bandwidth spans across poetry, novels, short stories, and essays, showcasing his multifaceted genius.

Rabindranath Tagore's ideals on social media

Rabindranath Tagore’s most enduring achievement remains to be the first non-European to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913 for his profoundly sensitive, fresh, and beautiful verse. Through his literary works, he always sought to transcend barriers of language and culture, fostering a universal humanistic ethos. More than a century later, his words manage to do the same.

Tagore’s Ideals on Social Media

Not only on his birth anniversary but otherwise also social media users have looked up to Rabindranath Tagore to better express their thoughts and ideologies. Let us look at the major themes where his ideas have been deployed on social media.

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Joy of Service

In a world that is obsessed with self and individualism, a trademark characteristic of social media, the official Nobel Prize Feed on Twitter took a moment to remember Tagore’s idea of service. Amidst selfies and status updates, they highlighted Tagore’s belief in the joy of service, a reminder of the profound fulfilment found in acts of kindness.

Communal Harmony

With societal divisions amplified during times of elections, and bifurcation running rampant in the name of religion, caste and class, Rabindranath Tagore’s message of communal harmony and peace reverberates across digital platforms. As elections loom and tensions simmer, many voices on social media invoke Tagore’s core ideology of transcending partisan divides, advocating for unity and understanding.

Power of Education and Imagination

Rabindranath Tagore was a firm believer in the transformative power of education and imagination. He found Santiniketan, an experimental school emphasising holistic education, underscores his commitment to nurturing young minds. On social media, discussions around education reform, creativity in learning, and the democratisation of knowledge echo his vision of empowering individuals through education and imagination.


In an age where cynicism and despair reign, Rabindranath Tagore’s message of hope shines brightly on social media platforms. Through his quotes and excerpts from his writings, netizens find solace and inspiration in Tagore’s unwavering optimism and to look at the bright side, reminding us all that there is something good always coming from a situation.

As we commemorate Rabindra Jayanti, let us not only pay homage to Tagore’s literary legacy but also reflect on how his ideals continue to shape our collective consciousness in the digital age. In a world marked by rapid change and tumultuous challenges, Rabindranath Tagore’s timeless wisdom serves as a guiding light, illuminating paths toward compassion, harmony, and enlightenment, both online and off.