India has donated a bust of Rabindranath Tagore to Bangladesh, as both the countries are set to jointly celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of the Nobel laureate with a month-long programme next year, officials said in Dhaka on Sunday, May 16.
Information and Cultural Affairs Minister Abul Kalam Azad unveiled the bust at the Tagore Lodge in Kushtia at a ceremony held on Saturday, which was also attended by Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Rajeet Mitter. “India has donated the bust, made by famous Indian sculptor Gautam Pal, to Kushtia Municipality,” Mitter said in a statement. The envoy has also gifted over 50 books on the life and works of Tagore for the library at Tagore Lodge along with a set of musical instruments for teaching Rabindra Sangeet at the Lodge, the statement added.
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