Other Celebrations

  • Dr. Karan Singh
    President, Indian Council for Cultural Relations
  • Secretary
    Ministry of Culture, Government of India
  • Special Secretary
    Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India
  • Director General
    Indian Council for Cultural Relations
Special Invitees
  • Financial Adviser
    Ministry of Culture
  • Financial Adviser
    Ministry of External Affairs

The recommendations made by the Committee will be implemented by National Film Development Corporation.

Calendar of Tagore Exhibitions Organised by National Gallery of Modern Arts, New Delhi

The exhibitions involve 3 Selections: Selection 1 comprises 100 works; Selection 2 will have 70 to 100 works (details being finalized depending upon sizes of Exhibition Galleries made available) and Selection 3 will comprise 35 works.

Exhibition Dates Venue
Selection 1 6 September to 10 September 2011 Berlin
Selection 1 December 2011 to February 2012 London/Oxford
Selection 1 December 2011 to February 2012 Paris
Selection 1 March to May 2012 Rome
Selection 2 8 September 2011 to 2 January 2012 Asia Society, New York
Selection 2 January to May 2012 Art Institute, Chicago
Selection 3 September to November 2011 Seoul, South Korea
Selection 3 13 December 2011 to 8 March 2012 Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Selection 3 March to May 2012 To be explored

Tagore Busts and Statues

Proposals have been received from the Indian Missions abroad requesting installation of Busts and Statues of Tagore during the Commemoration Years 2010-12. The Ministry of Culture has placed an order for 15 Tagore busts through Visva Bharati, which has some of the finest selections, at a cost of Rs. 37.5 lakhs. Work orders have been placed for replicas done by Shri Ramkinkar Baij, Sudhir Khastagir and Janak Narzary.

Tagore publications

  • A special issue of the flagship MEA publication India Perspectives was brought out in May 2010. The issue has been dedicated to Rabindranath Tagore. As many as 75,000 copies in 17 different languages have been distributed through our diplomatic missions in 150 countries around the world. In view of the positive response received by the special issue, it has been decided to publish an expanded version of the same as a hard cover coffee table book. 10,000 copies of this publication in 5 major international languages are now available.

Tagore Audio Visual

  • A documentary film on Tagore titled ‘Story of Gitanjali’ was well-received by our diplomatic missions and has been subtitled in 5 major international languages in addition to English and Bengali.
  • In partnership with M/s Saregama, an audio-visual gift pack comprising of a DVD of ‘The Story of Gitanjali’ and an audio CD with renditions of poems from Gitanjali was prepared. The gift pack is intended for presentation by our missions.