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Tagore centre to open next week

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee is scheduled to inaugurate Rabindra Tirtha, a study and research centre on Tagore, on August 7 on the occasion of the bard’s death anniversary. Spread across five acres in Action Area 1, New Town, Rabi Tirtha, as reported earlier by The Telegraph Salt Lake, would accommodate an auditorium, an exhibition hall, an audio-visual hall, a music station and an archive.

State municipal affairs minister Firhad Hakim, artistes Shuvaprasanna and Jogen Chowdhury, theatre personality Saoli Mitra, poet Joy Goswami and singers Dwijen Mukherjee, Rezwana Chowdhury Bonya and Swagatalaxmi Dasgupta would attend the inauguration. Odissi dancer Sutapa Talukdar would stage Tagore’s dance drama Mayar Khela.