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About Sriniketan ...

Visva Bharoti has two main parts. Srineketan and Santineketan both are consistently called Visva Bharati. The towns and the university are situated not too far away from the river Kopai which flows to the south. Gurudev Rabindranath wished that his sons take the responsibility of sriniketan and they also take the ressposibility of the school of santineketan. In second half of his work, devolpoment of Srineketan was started. With the help of two foreigners Elmherst and Dorothi Straight Agro-Economical Research Culture of Surul house was started.

On 1922, 6th February "Surul Ferm" was established. Now it is known as "Department of Agriculture - Santineketan. On 1921, 22nd Decembar Visva Bharoti Society was established. Accordind to the rule of the society, Santineketan and Srineketan samity was also constructed and known as "Santineketan Karmasamity" and "Surul Samity". Elmherst was the director of the Surul samity. On 1923, 26th decembar Visva Bharati first used the name "Srineketan".

Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore tried to show the whole world through his Srineketan, that he had achieved one out of his two aims in life. How or when was it fulfilled he didn't know. In the beginning period there was crisis for everything.But the darkness removed gradually. Elmherst helped Rabindranath Tagore to fullfill his dream work. Rabindranath Tagore said "He made his place an indepent working field... Alone I could not take the responsibility of India. Only I could devolope one or two villeges from darkness, superstition and built an ideal place.

In the beginning the Sriniketan project work, it didn’t start with well-planned way. On that time all the works were done by "Srineketan Samity". It consist of 16 members. Rabindranath was the chief secretory of this samity and his son Rathindranath Tagore was the working secretory and Devendramohan Basu was the finance secretory. Except them Charuchandra Dutta, Gourogopal Ghosh, Dhiranando Roy, Dr. Jitendranath Chakraborty, Nepalchandra Roy, Dhirenmohan Sen, Premchand Lal, Hasim Amir Ali, Dr. HG Timbers, Bishwanath Chattyapadhya etc were tookresponsibility of Srineketan Samity.

Cultures & Festivals

Festivals at Santiniketan

Basanta Utsav

It is a colorful festivals for all Indians and known as Holi. It occurs at the end of winter when spring comes with its beauty. Falgun and Chaitra according to the Bengali calendar is the season of Dol utsav.

Bolpur subdivision is located at south border of Birbhum district. About 150 years ago Bolpur was a small villege under supur porgana. But now it has become an international city. Kalikapur a known place of Bolpur was the origin of the villege in past.

Santiniketan has the distinct identity of culture and heritage, which gives the place a unique soft touch. Santineketan was previously called Bhubandanga (named after Bhuban Dakat, a local dacoit). Tagore family came to be owned this place.

Visva Bharoti has two main parts. Srineketan and Santineketan both are consistently called Visva Bharoti. The towns and the university are situated not too far away from the river Kopai which flows to the south.