Agartala: The Tripura government has decided to celebrate the centenary of Rabindranath Tagore winning the Nobel Prize, State Minister for Culture and Information Bhanu Lal Saha said on Saturday.
Cultural functions, seminars and symposiums would be organised in November and December with cultural personalities, writers and professors and students of schools, colleges and the lone university in the state, Saha told reporters here.
Tagore visited princely Tripura seven times between 1899 and 1926 and wrote at least four songs during his stay as the guest of the Tripura king and a novel and a drama based on the story of a king.
The Tripura government has also taken the initiative to convert the Puspavanata palace, a former guesthouse of the Manikya kings, where Tagore used to stay, as a museum in his memory.
The state government is rebuilding The Rabindra Bhavan and converting it to a Rabindra Memorial Centre at a cost of Rs 30 crore. It would be opened in December.