Tagore Commemoration Grant Scheme-2010

To celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Gurudev Rabindranath
Tagore, Government of India has constituted a National Committee under
the Chairmanship of the Prime Minister and a National Implementation
Committee under the Finance Minister, to plan and take up
commemorative programmes and projects at the national and
international level. The National Committee has also advised the
Ministry of Culture to support initiatives by different organizations
to conduct appropriate commemorative programmes. The National
Implementation Committee, thereafter, decided that the Ministry of
Culture may launch a scheme and accordingly, the Ministry of Culture
now launches the ‘Scheme of Financial Assistance for Cultural
Programmes by Not-for-Profit Organizations to Commemorate 150 Years of
Rabindranath Tagore’, known in short as the ‘Tagore Commemoration
Grant Scheme’ (TCGS). The Scheme will assist and support the
programmes related to appropriate and befitting commemoration of the
multifaceted genius of Rabindranath Tagore and his enduring
contributions. These may be through lectures, seminars, workshops,
symposia, cultural shows, literary festivals, exhibitions, small
documentary films and audio-video presentations, etc.

All eligible Not-for-Profit Organizations working for the promotion of
art and culture and Universities (including University’s Centres and
Institutions, but not University Departments, schools or colleges) are
eligible to apply for this Grant. Central Government assistance is
limited to 75% of the estimated cost of a proposal/programme, with a
ceiling of Rs. 5 lakhs. The Scheme shall remain open till May 2012.

Applications can be sent to the Conveners of the 8 Zonal Tagore
Commemoration Committees, with offices at Kolkata, Guwahati,
Allahabad, Delhi, Chandigarh, Udaipur, Mumbai and Chennai. Experts
will evaluate the proposals and their decision will be final.

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