TAMIL NADU

Tagore's works represent best in Indian culture

Rabindranath Tagore's contribution to Indian culture and education through his literary works, particularly poems, were recalled at the international conference held at the Sri Venkateswara Arts and Science College at Peravurani near here recently.

Appeal of poems

Mustafizur Rehman, Vice-Chancellor, West Bengal People's University, said that Tagore's poems appealed to humanity as a whole and they still hold a sway over readers.

Transcending barriers

His works transcended barriers of caste, creed, colour and nationality.

His poems represented the best in Indian culture and tradition, Mr.Rehman said.

V.Rajagopalan, principal, Sri Venkateswara Arts and Science College, presided . Amirthanjali Sivabalan, Jaffna University; Seethalakshmi, Nanyang University, Singapore and Vijayalakshmi, Malaysia University, delivered lectures.

Well-versed

Tagore was well versed in upanishads and this reflected in his poems, said Professor Sethu Sudalaimuthu of Alagappa University while delivering the valedictory address. In 1901, Tagore established the Shanthinikethan and in 1921, he established the Visva Bharati University.

The Conference was organised in connection with the 150th birth year of Tagore, said a college press communication .



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