Sanskriti Express to enter Bangladesh on Aug 6
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Last Updated: Thursday, May 13, 2010, 19:50
New Delhi: Sanskriti Express, the special exhibition train launched to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore, will also travel to Bangladesh apart from various Indian cities.

The train, showcasing the life and works of Tagore, will travel to different towns of Bangladesh in August, a senior Railway Ministry official said.

The train which began its pan-India journey on May 9, will enter Bangladesh on August 6. Currently it is on its way to Gaya from Dhanbad, he said.

During its fortnight journey in Bangladesh, it will travel to important cities connected through broad gauge line including capital Dhaka.

Tagore is the only poet in the world whose poems have been adopted as National Anthems by two countries ? 'Amar Sonar Bangla' in Bangladesh and 'Jana Gana Mana' in India.

Comprising of five coaches, with each one bringing alive Tagore's works in the field of dance, music, literature and art, the train will cover more than 40 stations during its year-long journey.

The special train, flagged off by Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee from Howrah, will return from Dhaka on August 23.

"The train would halt at the stations for a few days giving the young and old a chance to know about the rich legacy left by Tagore for generations to come," the official said.


First Published: Thursday, May 13, 2010, 19:50

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