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Sunday, October 25th, 2020

The whole idea of jointly celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of Tagore : Jawhar Sircar

INVC,, Delhi,, As part of the joint celebrations commemorating the 150th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore, an exhibition of paintings by eight artists from Bangladesh was inaugurated here today at the Lalit Kala Akademi. Secretary Culture, Govt. of India Shri Jawhar Sircar inaugurated the exhibition Bangla-Tuli (Works executed by Artists-in-Residence from Bangladesh) in the presence of Mahbub Hassan Saleh, Deputy High Commissioner, Bangladesh High Commission. Speaking on the occasion Culture Secretary Shri Jawhar Sircar said, the whole idea of jointly celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of Tagore is that he is part of the common heritage between the two countries- India and Bangladesh. He said, Tagore spent best time of his life in Bangladesh between 1891-1901. Shri Sircar said, Tagore was the first non-white human being to get the coveted Nobel Prize from the sub-continent. Remembering Tagore as a voice against oppression, Shri Sircar said with a view to break free the bondage of alphabet, Tagore took up paintings at a later stage. The Culture Secretary said that his Ministry would organize such kind of camps of artists with its neighbours including Pakistan to bring the people closer to each other. Describing Rabindranath as the greatest cultural icon in the world, the Deputy High Commissioner of Bangladesh in India Mr. Saleh said, Tagore belonged to the universe. He said the cultural bondage between the two countries are inseparable as it was deeply rooted in our hearts that cannot be divided. He thanked the Lalit Kala Akademi for holding such camp and hope more such camps would be held in future to bring the artists of Bangladesh and India closer. The exhibition will continue till 23rd May 2011 at Lalit Kala Akademi Gallery at Ferozeshah Road between 10 A.M. to 7 P.M.

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