Paris hosts event to commemorate Tagore`s birth anniversary

A programme was organised by India and UNESCO in Paris to start commemorative activities for the 150th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore in 2011.

Updated: May 17, 2010, 23:41 PM IST

New Delhi: A programme was organised by
India and UNESCO in Paris to start commemorative activities
for the 150th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore in
2011.

The event, held last week, comprised "Waves of Joy" -?
a composite presentation of music, dance and poetry in
Bengali, English and French, a release said here today.

Rare Iconography of Tagore obtained with the help of
Visva Bharati University was also displayed. It included a
rare photo of Tagore with Mahatma Gandhi and another with
Einstein.

At the initiative of HRD Minister Kapil Sibal, the 35th
General Conference of UNESCO had in October last year approved
the commemoration of the birth anniversary celebrations of
Tagore.

PTI