Events

10 COMMEMORATION-RELATED PROGRAMMES BY THE STATE GOVERNMENTS

The NIC deferred the consideration of the proposal.

11 TAGORE BIENNALE OF WORLD POETRY

The NIC approved in-principle the proposal of Shri Ashok Vajpeyi, but felt the costing was on the high side advised the Ministry of Culture to reduce the expenditure and process it, according to the prescribed procedures, after getting necessary clarifications about modalities of implementation.

12 PROGRAMMES OF 3 AKADEMIES OF MINISTRY OF CULTURE

The NIC noted the position as at Annexure-IX.

13 SCHEME OF TAGORE NATIONAL FELLOWSHIP FOR CULTURAL RESEARCH

The NIC noted the Scheme and the Status Report as at Annexure-X.


14 PROPOSED TAGORE-RELATED EDUCATIONAL CENTRES/ AKADEMIES & RESEARCH INSTITUTES

  • 14.1 Establishment of Centres for Tagore Studies at IIAS Shimla

    The NIC appreciated the action taken by the Ministry of HRD at IIAS.

  • 14.2 Setting up of New Institutes/Centres of Learning/Chairs

    Centres for setting up of New Institutes/Centres of Learning/ Chairs had been appraised by the Ved Prakash Committee set up by the Ministry of HRD. Clarifications had been sought from Jadavpur University and, the Scottish Napier University at Edinburgh. Other proposers had recast their proposals according to the prescribed format indicated by the Committee. NIC advised that recommendations on the proposals should be submitted as early as possible by the Ved Prakash Committee.

  • 14.3 The Tagore Centre for Global Thought at the India Institute, King’s College, London :

    The NIC noted the position that 9 fact that the Ved Prakash Committee was examining it.

  • 14.4 Setting up of a Central Agricultural University at Deogarh, Jharkhand

    The NIC was informed that the proposal of Hon’ble Chief Minister, Jharkhand and Shri Nishi Kant Dubey, M.P. for setting up of a Central Agricultural University at Deogarh (Jharkhand) has not been agreed to by the ICAR.

    The NIC was of the view that the State Government may be requested to submit some other commemoration proposal.

  • 14.5 Setting up of a Liberal Arts University named after Tagore

    The NIC agreed to the suggestion of Hon’ble Minister, HRD that since the Department of Higher Education had already constituted a Committee of Experts on 18th March, 2011, on the project, it would be advisable to await its Report before proceeding further in the matter.

  • 14.6 Programmes for Youth and School Children
  • 14.6.1 Suggestion for HRD and
  • 14.6.2 Proposal for building Eco-sensitivity among Youth and School children

    On 8th August 2011, the Govt. of NCT of Delhi could organise a special event in schools of Delhi.

    (J) Chairman mentioned that ‘Afforestation’ and ‘Environmental Preservation’ were the subjects close to the heart of Rabindranath Tagore. His death anniversary falls on 8th August in the midst of the monsoon season and Tagore had started festival ‘Halakarshan’ in the month of “Sawan”. Directions may be issued to Schools to undertake a Tree Plantation on 8th August 2011 as a tribute to Tagore. HRD Minister stated that all the Kendriya Vidyalayas, Navodaya Vidyalayas, Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas should also celebrate the Birth Anniversary.

    NIC agreed to these proposals and requested Minister HRD to issue advisories accordingly.

15 KALANUKRAMIK RABINDRA RACHNAVALI PROJECT

Member-Secretary informed that Visva-Bharati had proposed to take up the publication of Kalanukramik Rabindra Rachnavali Project, at an estimated cost of Rs.3.05 crores to be completed in 5 years. This would be a singular contribution, as the ‘Rabindra Rachanabali’ had been in the centenary year. All writings of Tagore in Bangla and English intended for public circulation would be placed in a single chronological sequence, as may have been published in journals, magazines, catalogues, anthologies or in book-form. The Expert Committee under the Chairmanship of Prof. U.R. Ananthamurthy had appraised the DPR and recommended it. After observing due procedures, a Monitoring Committee would be set up to ensure its timely completion and avoid overlap with the Online Electronic Variorum Edition of Tagore’s work in Bengali and English Project earlier sanction to Jadavpur University.

NIC approved the Project.

16 TAGORE CULTURAL CENTRES / COMPLEXES, MINI AUDITORIA & HERITAGE BUILDINGS

  • 16.1 Member Secretary informed the Committee about the salient features of revised Multipurpose Cultural Complexes Scheme, as in Annexure XV, under which proposals for new Tagore Cultural Complexes and up-gradation/renovation of Rabindra Bhawans (set up in different states as part of the Centenary celebrations) would be taken up. There would be three categories i.e. (1) those costing Rs.1 crore and less, (ii) those costing between 1-10 crores and (iii) those costing more than 10 crores. Proposals under Categories (i) and (ii) would be appraised by an Expert Committee to be chaired by the Joint Secretary and Secretary(Culture) respectively. Proposals under category (iii) would need to go also through the SFC/EFC mechanism. Approval of NIC (or a Committee that may succeed it) or of the Minister (Culture) would be necessary for category (iii). NIC agreed with salient features of the revised MPCC Scheme subject to the inclusion of the suggestions of Finance Secretary that for category (iii) proposals, an upper cap would be
  • required and items of expenditure in each category would be clearly spelt out. Planning Commission approval should be obtained for it and specific provisions for it would be made in the XIIth 5- year Plan.
  • 16.2, 16.3 and 16.4 The NIC authorised the Ministry of Culture to process the pending cases of the State Governments as in Annexure XIV, XIV A, XIV B in accordance with the revised MPCC Scheme, after incorporating its views thereon, including new ones of Goa, Mizoram and West Bengal.
  • 16.5 Construction of Rabindra Bhawan in Tripura

    Finance Secretary felt that, as a NE project, funding may be on 90:10 pattern. The NIC authorized the Chairman to take a decision on the Project proposal, which had already been taken up for implementation by the State Govt. through NBCC


17 RESTORATION OF HERITAGE BUILDINGS

  • 17.1 Thakurbari Jorasankho

    The NIC deferred the proposal for funding its restoration.

  • 17.2 Heritage Buildings of Visva-Bharati:

    The NIC noted the renovation work and decided that the funding be provided by Ministry of Culture to the Archaeological Survey of India for it, as MHRD was facing a resource constraint on this front .

  • 17.3 Preservation and renovation of Brookside Bungalow in Shillong

    The NIC noted that DPR was yet to be received from the State Government.

  • 17.4 Construction of Rabindranath Tagore Interpretation Centre & Memorial at Pandua, Jagatsinghpur, Odisha.

    The NIC approved the proposal in-principle and advised the Ministry to process it according to prescribed rules.