Thursday, May 20, 2010

Create cultural institutions of lasting value: PM

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday, May 20, said the 150th birth anniversary of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore should place emphasis on spreading his values of pluralism, secularism, universal brotherhood and alternate education and building cultural institutions of lasting impact to commemorate the bard’s prodigious talent.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi was among those who attended the meeting of the National Implementation Committee, chaired by Manmohan Singh, to draft a blueprint to commemorate the birth anniversary in a befitting mannter.

The Committee is headed by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee.

“Even though Rabindranath Tagore received worldwide acclaim for his literary works, he was a multi-faceted genius who made important and pioneering contributions to different facets of Indian culture. He was a poet, an author, a composer, a superb visual artist and a philosopher,” the prime minister said.

Full report here Thaindian

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