Friday, August 6, 2010

Buddha promises culture hubs named after Tagore

Chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee was on an inauguration spree in Nadia on Tuesday, throwing open a public hall and an English-medium madarsa the first of its kind in Bengal.

The CM's first stop was the new Rabindra Bhavan at Ranaghat. Bhattacharjee stressed that his government was planning to set up culture hubs in the districts in Tagore's name. "Apart from renovating Jorasanko, we will also establish an open-air stage in Rajarhat to be named after Tagore," he said.

However, the occasion was clouded by local protests over the construction of the new Rabindra Bhavan Building. The original structure had been damaged in floods in 2000, after which the zilla parishad decided to purchase Gitanjali Cinema at a cost of Rs 50 lakh and convert it to a new Rabindra Bhavan building.

Full report here Times of India 

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