New Delhi: The historic Vidyasagar Hall in West Bengal`s Medinipur which was inaugurated by Rabindranath Tagore would be renovated at a cost of Rs 3.64 crore.
A decision to this effect was taken by the National Appraisal Committee under the Union Culture Ministry at a meeting in connection with the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Tagore.
CPI MP Prabodh Panda, who represents the area and attended the meeting, said the committee approved the project in principle costing about Rs 3.64 crore. It immediately sanctioned Rs 1.8 lakh for the appointment of professional architect and preparation of a detailed project report.
Panda said the Vidyasagar Hall was "inaugurated by the poet himself in memory of the great educationist and social reformer Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, who had pioneered women`s education and widow re-marriage".