Tagore Research Centre in pipeline


Cultural affairs ministry is going to establish Tagore Research Centre which will facilitate research on the life and works of the Nobel laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore soon, announced state minister for the ministry KM Khalid.
The state minister gave the announcement at the inauguration of a photography exhibition featuring events in the life of the poet on Friday at National Art Gallery Auditorium of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
The exhibition has been jointly organised by Archive 71 and Bangladesh Events marking the 158th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore, which will be observed on May 8.
‘We are going to establish a Tagore Research Centre like the Nazrul Institute soon in Dhaka to facilitate research on the world renowned and Nobel laureate poet. The process of founding the centre is already afoot,’ said KM Khalid.
‘A government-run centre can help Tagore researchers, artistes and enthusiasts to work on the life and works of the poet, whose works still guide and enlighten us,’ added Khalid.
The minister also shared that the ministry is working to set up a gallery at Jorashako Thakur Bari.
‘Countries like China and Japan, where Tagore had visited, have galleries at Jorashako in India displaying memorabilia and photographs of Tagore in those countries. We are also going to set up a gallery, to be named Bangladesh Gallery, at Jorashako,’ said KM Khalid adding that a team, led by the director general of Bangladesh National Museum M Riaz Ahmed, is now in Jorashako to discuss about the setting up of the gallery.