In the News Today – 16 August

President Kovind, PM Modi along with key BJP leaders pay tributes to Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his first death anniversary

Remembering Atal Ji on his Punya Tithi. His thoughts and words live on. We will always cherish his contribution to India’s development. Paid tributes to Atal Ji at Sadaiv Atal this morning : PM @narendramodi



VP Venkaiah Naidu dedicates ‘Shyamoli’ to the Nation


VP Venkaiah Naidu Tweeted : 

Dedicating ‘Shyamoli’ at Vishwa Bharati, Shantiniketan, the ancestral house of Gurudeb Rabindranath Tagore renovated by the Archaeological Survey of India, to the Nation.

Shyamoli is an experimental mud-house built at Santiniketan in 1935. I am glad to know that the house has been recently renovated by the Archaeological Survey of India as a deposit work. I am told that the historical house is a property of Vishwa Bharati at present.

Santiniketan embodies Rabindranath Tagore’s vision of a place of learning that is unencumbered by religious and regional barriers. Santiniketan was established in 1863 with the aim of helping education go beyond the confines of the classroom.

History says that Shri Rabindranath Tagore stayed in these houses at various points of time and took special interest in the planning of the houses according to his requirements.


Shri Rabindranath Tagore was the first Asian to have won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913. He was a native of Calcutta, who wrote in Bengali and often translated his own work into English.

Tagore’s poetry, which often takes the form of melodious songs, called Rabindrasangeet, has transformed popular Bengali music with its particular combination of reflective language and compatible tunes.

With his translations of some of his poems he became rapidly known in the West. His fame attained a luminous height, taking him across continents on lecture tours and tours of friendship.


Pic Courtesy : @VPSecretariat

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