Tuesday, May 4, 2010

PM heads Tagore birth anniversary panel

A 35-member panel led by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was set up Tuesday to frame guidelines to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore that falls May 9.

According to culture ministry sources, the government is determined to celebrate the poet-nationalist’s birth anniversary who wrote the country’s national anthem in a befitting manner.The committee will decide the various activities to take place to mark the event.

The other members of the panel are Chief Justice K.G. Balakrishnan, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna, Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal, Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee and Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni.

Full report here Thaindian

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