EINSTEIN BHAVAN AT
Einstein Bhavan is conceived as a part of
Visva-Bharati to work for the realisation of the ideas of two great
humanists of the twentieth century- Albert einstein and Ra-bindranath
taoore. Both shared the conviction about universality of knowledge in
its infinite existence. Their undiminished faith in humanity and ever
striving effort to gain knowledge is the legacy they have left for the
Gurudev Rabinranath Tagore established
Visva-Bharati in Santiniketan in the year 1921 to give the world of
knowledge a universal abode overcoming the fragmentations and narrow
confines of parochialism and ethnic prejudices, breeding regional,
racial, religious and other arrogance. hi keeping with the traditions
created by Visva-Bharati, Einstein Bhavan will strive for knowledge by
discovering certain new fundamental dimensions to world humanity
Both, Tagore's and Einstein's concept of universal
knowledge is embodied and accumulated in the experience of universal
man. The reason behind the conflicts in the world is primarily related
to the uneven sharing of the world of knowledge, earned by human
experience but kept in selfish use by only few. The laws of physical
reality reveal essentially simple harmony. The task is to determine the
immanent causal ratio or social reality and to lead it to a state of
general harmony. The studies on humanity include all fields of
knowledge. Even behind all graphs and numerical riddles of mathematics
interests of humanity is working.
Einstein Bhavan will be a place where countries
with their unique characters will add colour to the landscape, where
Tagore himself was once active in blending multi-cultural complex of
Initiative fur Frieden -
multiethnische-interkulturellen Verbindungen e.V. (IF-MTV e.V.) has
taken the first step and proposed to establish Einstein Bhavan at
Santiniketan with the co-operation of Visva-Bharati. It is readily
accepted by Visva-Bharati. In the International Tagore Seminar
organised in Berlin in August/September 1 996 an international body
Tagore Einstein Council (TEC) emerged.
TEC is gradually taking a broad character.
Scientists from all spheres, scholars of different disciplines,
creative cultural artists and active social personalities of
international fame of different countries have already given their
consent to join TEC.
Within this short period TEC has taken it's root in
Japan and USA. On 30* August, 1997, the Prime Minister of India, Inder
Kumar Gujral, laid the foundation stone of Einstein Bhavan in the
presence of an august international gathering from Japan, People's
Republic of China, Germany, Bangladesh, USA, and other countries. An
international colloquium with the topic "Universal man and universal
knowledge - towards a vision for humanity" took place.
Today the dream initiated by the Berlin Tagore
Seminar in 1996 has taken much greater dimension and with full
co-operation of TEC and Visva-Bharati University the Project Einstein
Bhavan, a centre for world humanity studies has already attracted
scientists of eminence from different corner of the world.
Einstein Bhavan is born with a conception to bring
the world of knowledge closer and to eradicate the distance between
different countries of the world. Its historical relevance is to create
a new attitude towards the world of knowledge and to make Einstein
Bhavan a meeting place for that.
Based on the above idea Einstein Bhavan will have
different centres and will work mainly as research body. It will bring
promising young scholars from various states of India, and from
different countries of the world. They will be engaged in determining
the universality of knowledge and striving together to create the basis
for universal man.