India to hold festival in Egypt to mark Tagore’s birth anniversary

To mark the 155th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore, India will organize a cultural festival in Egypt next week. It will build the connections between the people of the two countries who share strong cultural bonds. The festival will be host from 8 May to 12th May by the Embassy of India in Cairo and Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture.

The works of Tagore are very popular here in Egypt. He visited Egypt as an adolescent in 1878 and later as a famous poet-philosopher in 1926, when he met King Fouad and interacted with scholars in Alexandria and Cairo. His friendship with Egyptian poet Ahmed Shawqy is well known.  

The Indian embassy has held several programmes on Tagore as part of a build up to the festival, which will be organised in cooperation with Egyptian Ministry of Culture, Supreme Council of Culture, Cairo Opera House, National Library and Museum of Modern Art.

So let’s discuss some questions related to this post :
1. Name the place where India will organize a cultural festival to mark the 155th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore ?


Courtesy : Business Standard

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