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Visva Bharati - Where the world makes its home in a single nest

"Visva Bharati represents India where she has her wealth of mind which is for all. Visva Bharati acknowledges India’s obligation to offer to accept from others the hospitability of her best culture and India's right to accept from others their best" - Rabindranath Tagore.

Rabindranath Tagore believed in internationalism and his believe gave us todays Visva Bharoti bishyavidyalaya. Though the name "Visva Bharati" (in Sanskrit the meanning is Yatra visvam bhavatyekanidam) was used from 1918 but in Decembar, 1921 Visva Bharoti was officially named so. Oon May 1922 Visva Bharoti society was registered as an organisation. On 1923 Rabindranath gave officially his surul's lands, houses to Visva Bharati Society. On 1951 it became a central university in India. Now all the responsibility is taken by the Government.

n the beginning of the Visva Bharati Viswavidyalaya, it Was not so economically well developed and only five people were studying here. On that time Brahmobandhav Upadhaya and a christen fellow Berachand was with Rabindranath. They taught there without any grants. On 1901 Santineketan trust had only Rs 1800. On that time Mrinalini Devi gave her ornaments to continue the vidyalayas work. Rabindranath sold his Banglo and gave all the money he had got from Noble prize to devolpo visva bharoti. Many people and many organization helped visva bharoti. Many foreigner helped to devolope better system. Willium Pearson was giving his savings he had earned. Pearson Memorial Hospital was made from his donation. Dinobondhu Andrews collected moneys from outside India. He dedicated his life to Straight. Madam dina, a French women donated money for the vishyavidyalayas electricity.

In the year 1917, a printing machine was brought from America it was a gift from Linkon Town.For economical help till 1922 Rabindranath gave all his books to print from Visva Bharati. Gandhiji also collectd money for Visva Bharoti.In the last days of Rabindranath's life, he gave the responsibility of his Visva Bharoti to Gandhiji. Gandhiji also took fully the responsibility of Visva bharoti. After Santineketan, Sriniketan was founded by huge donation by Leonardo Elmhersts wife Dorothi Rabindranath, Gandhiji, Andrews, Santineketan appeal for Visva Bharoti as a central universities recognization by india govtment when india got freedom from british rulers.

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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 Bharati 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.