Bangla delegation presents Tagore boat replicas to varsity

 
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Kolkata, Sept 12: A Bangladeshi delegation, led by Culture and Information Minister Abul Kalam Azad, on Wednesday presented replicas of houseboat 'Padma' and a smaller boat 'Chopola', associated with poet Rabindranath Tagore, to the Rabindra Bharati University (RBU) here. "The boats have been presented in memory of Tagore who is greatly revered in India and Bangladesh alike," Azad said at the function here.

Azad also said that India and Bangladesh have agreed to increase mutual cultural exchanges and strengthen institution-to-institution coordination in the fields of conservation and restoration, drama, literature, fine arts and performing arts etc, apart from exchanging exhibitions. Azad had met India's Culture Minister Kumari Selja in New Delhi on Tuesday.

PTI


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