To mark his150th birth anniversary

Haryana Minister of State for Information, Public Relations & Cultural Affairs Shiv Charan Lal Sharma on Saturday said that the works of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore should be readily available in various Indian languages.

Speaking at a national seminar organised by Haryana Sahitya Akademi to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Tagore here, Mr. Sharma said this would enable the “future generations to follow his inspiring ideals and sensitive beliefs”.

Noting that Tagore's works were acclaimed for their lyricism, colloquialism, naturalism, and contemplation, he said Tagore had great veneration for culture and poetry.

The great philosopher was also the ambassador of Indian culture to the rest of the world.

He believed that all languages, religions and cultures were unified and this was the cohesive strength of a nation as diverse as India.

Website

Akademi Director Mukta said that a website would be launched soon to disseminate information about its activities.

The Minister also released a book, “Adarsh–Nibandh Mala”, written by Raghunath Priyadarshi.