Bengalis in Jamshedpur adds the touch of culture through their various cultural activities and events.
The cultural activities of the Bengal Club Center round the projection of the Indian classical music, dance, dramas. Every year it propagates Rabindra Culture through a Mela, which is normally held in the month of July. Reputed artists from different parts of the country participate to prove the dignity of the performances. To encourage the young talents the Bengal Club holds annual sit and draw, competitions of song, dance and recitation. These competitions not only encourage the students but also bring out new talents in the respective field. The Bengal Club serves as a beacon of the Indian Culture in Jamshedpur.
The celluloid chapter organized an International film festival in which prominent personalities of Indian Cinema such as Gulzar, Sippy, Prakash Jha and others had participated.
The late Soumendranath Tagore in Jamshedpur mooted the idea of building a permanent memorial to Rabindranath Tagore in this city on the 19th February 1961. The Rabindranath Centenary Celebration Committee, later the Tagore Society was formed. At the request of Sir Jehangir Gandhy, the Committee’s patron-in-chief Dr.Sarvepalli Radha Krishnan graciously consected to lay the foundation stone of ‘Jamshedpur Rabindranath Bhavan’. Over 1 acre of the land was allotted free of cost by the Company. Subsequently 3 more plots were allotted covering a total area of 2.52 acres at one of the most architectural and centrally located spots over-looking the Jubilee Park.
At a memorable function on the 24th December 1961, Dr. Radha Krishnan laid the foundation stone of Rabindra Bhavan. The Tagore society established the Rabindra Bhavan as a memorial to the poet and as a center of the propagation of art and culture. From the beginning, the establishment of a school of Music, Dance, Arts and Crafts was one of the primary objectives of the society. Jamshedpur is always seen as one of the most cosmopolitan centers in India, where people from all corners of India live in harmony and unity of purpose affordable a fertile soil; for this experience.
Dr. Shantiram Chakraborty established the Milanee Hall in 1915. The Milanee is an ample truth in this regard what was a receding dream and a modest endeavor to begin with, stands today. Half a century later as the pioneering institution of its kind in this Steel City, providing the forum for cultural and recreation amenities for one and all. What it is today is the result of years of concerted and untiring efforts of many with determination and broad imagination behind them. In its pursuit of a great cultural heritage it was conceived that performing arts could survive only by devotion and dedication of true artists.
Consequently, eventful years glorified its history from time to time. The prominent figures who contributed to the Hall are N.C.Chatterjee, P.K.Mitra, N.C.Das, N.K.Ganguly, P.C.Ganguly, Dr. T. Mukherjee, Prof.S.K.Bagchi, Late Shri A.K.Bose Prof.P.C.Mustafi, Niroo Chatterjee, Sobudev Ganguly, Nirlen Ghosh, Alok Chowdhary, Dr.A.M.Basu, Dr.P.Banerjee, P.Roy Chowdhary, J.C.Chakraborty, B.Roy, Ranjit Bose, and Sri A.C.Bhadra. Many great artists like Pandit Ravishankar Sitar All Rakha others have performed their mastery and music on the stage of the Milanee.