Monday, October 4, 2010

Rabindranath Tagore’s ‘Shantiniketan’ to be included in World Heritage!

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Recognition of site, structure or any other marvelous work as ‘World Heritage’ by UNESCO is a prestigious recognition. A couple of years ago the historic Kalka-Shimla Toy Train was given the ‘World Heritage’ recognition by UNESCO for extraordinary engineering work of making railway line by cutting the hills that too hundred years back.

Now, UNESCO’s eye is on India’s ‘Shantiniketan’ to make it a ‘World Heritage’. ‘Shantiniketan’ was associated with the life of the first Nobel Prize winner from India, Rabindranath Tagore. In 1901 Rabindranath Tagore started his school at Shantiniketan.Rabindranath Tagore won the Noble Prize for his work ‘Gitanjali’ and is also the writer of National Anthem of India, ‘Jana Gana Mana’. The UNESCO team is expected to visit ‘Shantiniketan’ on October 5th, 2010 to make the survey whether it meets all the requirements to be considered as world heritage or not.


If ‘Shantiniketan’ is given the recognition of ‘World Heritage’, it will make it popular globally. Tourism will also be increased and more people will come to know about the life and works of veteran litterateur Rabindranath Tagore.

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