The initial step to establish Einstein Bha-van at Santinikentan with the
co-operation of Visva-Bharati has been taken by an international body,
the Tagore Einstein Council [TEC] in 1996. It was readily accepted by
Visva-Bharati. The first International Tagore seminar ..Plurality of
the Plural World- Conflicts and Unity" was organised from 31st August
to 1st September 1996 in Berlin to commemorate the 75th anniversary of
Tagore's visit to Berlin, and the 75th anniverary of Viswa Bharti
International University 1921. TEC took gradually a broad character.
Scientists from all spheres, scholars of different disciplines, creative
cultural artists and active social personalities of international fame
of different countries have already given their consent to join TEC.
At the first International Tagore Seminar 1996
The then Prime Minister of India, Sri Inder Kumar
Gujral, inaugurated the second International seminar "Universal Man and
Universal Knowledge - towards a Vision for Humanity" which was held at
Santiniketan from 30 August to 1st September 1997.
Prime Minister I.K. Gujral perfor-
ming the Foundation Stone laying
ceremony of Einstein-Bhavan at
an international gathering from
Japan, China, Bangladesh, India,
Germany, USA on 30th August 1997