Our first Nobel hits a century
it’s been a hundred years since we got our first Nobel prize! Sweden Indian Memorial week celebrated completion of 100 years of Gurudev Rabindra Nath Tagore's Noble prize in literature on Friday. Titled Tagore, Now! the on-going week is dedicated to Tagore.
The Embassy of Sweden is celebrating, Nobel Memorial Week for last seven years and this year apart from other activities they displayed Tagore's original text of Nobel prize nomination, which has been procured from the Swedish Academy.
The day started with recitation of Gitanjali also held various panel discussions, performances and a book launch. Panelists for the day were filmmaker Qaushiq Mukherjee, theatre person Kailash Belawadi and educator Shrishendu Chakrabarti. Harald Sandberg, Ambassador of Sweden to India, shared his views on the contribution of Tagore’s work.
A book recording Tagore's visits to Sweden was also released, titled Tagore in Sweden – 1921 & 1926, this book is written by Dr Olavia Hemmila. A picture of Tagore from Rabindranath Tagore: The man and his poetry, was also displayed. The photo was converted by the Swedish postal authority in a stamp in 1973.