Tripura : Inauguration of Rabindranath Tagore statue

A statue of noble laureate Rabindranath Tagore was inaugurated in front of the Umakanta Academy in Agartala in Tripura by Chief Minister, Biplab Kumar Deb.
The particular school was established by Maharaja Birchandra Manikya in 1890
The chief minister said on the occasion, “Our country has always stood tall before the world for its rich ancient culture and traditions.”
“Our culture is so strong that even the British rulers could not destroy it during its rule,” he said.
“The great poet had a close attachment with our school, which he visited thrice during his seven visits to the state during his lifetime”, said Siddhartha Debroy, former student of the school.
A statue was constructed in the campus of the Umakanta Academy in 1961, which got destroyed in 1970.
The new statue of Tagore was reinstalled in its place by the alumni association of the school.