A hundred years ago February 15, 1919 Archives

From the Archives (Feb. 15, 1919): Sir R. Tagore at Kumbakonam, Tanjore.

Leaving Trichinopoly by the express train of Tuesday morning [February 11] in which he travelled in a special saloon, Sir Rabindranath Tagore arrived at Kumbakonam at about mid-day. At the Railway Station, Mr. R.M. Stathem M.A., Principal of the Government College, Kumbakonam, received the distinguished visitor and took him to his bungalow where he stayed as his guest. In the afternoon, the poet delivered his lecture on the popular spirit in religion to a crowded meeting held at the College. A cheque for Rs. 300 was handed to Mr. C.F. Andrews, Secretary to the poet, by the Principal as the humble contribution of the citizens and the students of the town who took tickets to the lecture in aid of the Shantiniketan and Asramam at Bholpur. Towards the close of the proceedings, the students of the college read an address to the post.

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