Important Events of April – 29


Important Events of April – 29

International Dance Day

  • International Dance Day is a global celebration of dance, created by the Dance Committee of the International Theatre Institute (ITI), the main partner for the performing arts of UNESCO.
  • The event takes place every year on 29th April, the anniversary of the birth of Jean-Georges Noverre (1727-1810), the creator of modern ballet.
  • The day strives to encourage participation and education in dance through events and festivals held on the date all over the world.
  • UNESCO formally recognize ITI to be the creators and organizers of the event.
  • Every year, since its creation in 1982, an outstanding dance personality is selected to write a message for International Dance Day.

2019 Theme

  • The theme we propose for Dance Day and for events in 2019 is Dance and Spirituality. World Dance Day, every year on 29 April, established in 1982 by CID, aims at attracting attention to the art of dance. It is celebrated by millions of dancers around the globe

Birth Anniversary Of Bharathidasan

  • Kanakasabai Subburathinam, popularly called Bharathidasan was born on 29 April 1891.
  • He was a 20th-century Tamil poet and writer rationalist whose literary works handled mostly socio-political issues.
  • He was deeply influenced by Tamil Poet Mahakavi Subramania Bharati and named himself as Bharathidasan.
  • His writings served as a catalyst for the growth of the Dravidian movement in Tamil Nadu.
  • In addition to poetry, his views found expression in other forms such as plays, film scripts, short stories and essays.
  • The Government of Puducherryunion territory has adopted the song of invocation to Goddess Tamil written by Bharathidasan as the state song of Puducherry.

Awards and recognitions:

  • Bharathidasan was conferred with the title of “Puratchi Kavingyar” (meaning the “Revolutionary Poet”) by anna.
  • He won the Golden Parrot Prize in 1946 for his play Amaithi-Oomai (Peace and Dumbness).
  • He was given the Sahitya Academy award posthumously in 1970 for his play Pisiranthaiyar.
  • On 9 October 2001, a commemorative stamp of Bharathidasan was released by the Postal Department in Chennai.


  • He died on 21 April 1964.

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