Seshadri Kumar• India Herald
Wed, May 08, 2019
India’s Consul-General in Houston, Dr. Anupam Ray, symbolically broke ground for the Tagore Center Foundation (TCF) at 3850 Ashburnham Drive, Houston, TX 77082 on May 4.
“This is a dream come true,” Dr. Ray said about the Tagore Center. This cultural monument is valuable to bind the world’s largest and oldest democracies, he said.
He also pointed out that Indians appreciate and admire what America stands for and do not envy America. The Indian Constitution borrows the first three words“WE the people”— from the American Constitution.
He further added that “Tagore always emphasized focusing on building a good community and prosperity will follow.
Santiniketan, built by Tagore, was a precedent to a global village and the Tagore Center in Houston will be a Santiniketan. In their eagerness to give back to the community, Ruma and Asoke represent the best of Bengal and India”.
Philamena Baird, past chairwoman of Houston Arts Alliance and advisory board member of TCF, in her remarks, said she was overwhelmed by Tagore’s biography. He represented humanity and dreamed of universal humanity.
“We all are welcome here on the campus, without being judgmental.”