Thailand sets up “Thai Gallery” at Jorasanko Thakur Bari, Rabindra Bharati Museum

Thailand  sets  up “Thai Gallery ” at Jorasanko Thakur Bari, 
under Rabindra Bharati University in Kolkata to celebrate strong India – Thailand cultural & civilizational linkages. An exhibition titled ” Tagore’s visit to Siam: Prelude to the Modern -Day Chapter of Thai – Indian Relations” to be displayed.  The exhibition traces history of Rabindranath Tagore ‘s about 9 days visit to Siam in October 1927. The purpose of Tagore’s visit was to promote  India-Siam cultural relations including education and  study of Buddhism. Highlight of the visit was an audience with His Majesty King Prajadhipok or Rama VII of Siam on night of 13th October 1927 at Dusit Palace in Bangkok. The exhibition focuses on Tagore’s contributions to Thai – Indian cultural relations which went far beyond his life time  & have been perpetuated up to the present day. The permanent exhibition is brainchild of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn , a scholar of Sanskrit and a great friend of India who visited Kolkata in July, 2014.The ” Thai Gallery ” to have a  section on HRH Maha Chakri  Sirindhorn. She visited Rabindra Bharati University and performed Thai traditional music captivating her audience. The exhibition symbolise common shared ancient Indian civilizational cultural heritage. The exhibition strengthens people to people relationships between India,  Bangladesh and Thailand sharing common cultural heritage and will strengthen  ASEAN-India relationships. The exhibition will promote tourism between  Thailand and India especially West Bengal in time ahead. 

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