The Initiative

The initial step to establish Einstein Bha-van at Santinikentan with the co-operation of Visva-Bharati has been taken by an international body, the Tagore Einstein Council [TEC] in 1996. It was readily ac­cepted by Visva-Bharati. The first Interna­tional Tagore seminar ..Plurality of the Plu­ral World- Conflicts and Unity" was organi­sed from 31st August to 1st September 1996 in Berlin to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Tagore's visit to Berlin, and the 75th anniverary of Viswa Bharti Inter­national University 1921. TEC took gradually 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.

At the first International Tagore Seminar 1996

The then Prime Minister of India, Sri Inder Kumar Gujral, inaugurated the second Interna­tional seminar "Universal Man and Universal Knowledge - towards a Vision for Humanity" which was held  at Santiniketan from 30 August to 1st September 1997.

Prime Minister I.K. Gujral perfor-
ming the Foundation Stone laying
ceremony of Einstein-Bhavan at
an international gathering from
Japan, China, Bangladesh, India,
Germany, USA on 30th August 1997