Three scientists and professors have set up a Tagore Centre of Natural Sciences and Philosophy in the city. The centre would enlighten students and enthusiasts with the bard’s s passion for science.
The centre plans to set up four schools - the school of Natural Sciences, the school of philosophy and science, the school of science and culture and the school of international collaboration and cooperation.
The school will be mentored by a non-profit society, the Center for Natural Sciences and Philosophy (CNSP), Kolkata under the chairmanship of physicist Bikash Sinha in collaboration with the Bose Institute and Visva Bharati University.
“In countries like Germany and England, a lot of work has begun on Tagore’s scientific outlook. This would be the first such endeavour in India. This is viewed as an important component of Tagore’s 150th birth anniversary celebrations,” said Sinha.
The centre would come up at Bose Institute. Governor MK Narayanan would lay the foundation stone on June 19.
“Tagore’s interest in understanding the fundamentals of science, which found reflection in his book Visva Parichay should be part of our school textbooks. I have talked to education minister Bratya Basu,” said Sinha.