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This year, the Annual Drawing and Painting Competition (2022) will take place at the Anupam Upvan site on the Dayalbagh Educational Institute (DEI) campus.
The ‘Anupam Upvan’ campus of 71 acres is enriched with large scale plantation. DEI had taken great steps to implement the plantation of approximately 50,000 trees of more than 500 varieties and a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. This is an important step towards Agro-rich campus where our students are able to create, learn and innovate within a rich, abundant & verdant environment. Agriculture is the soul of Indian culture and economy, and it is because of this that we strive to connect students to this aspect of Indian life.
In stark contrast to the development of the city of Agra which today is crowed with haphazard settlements and choked with carbon spewing vehicles, the ‘Anupam Upvan’ campus is clearly playing the role of the lungs of this heritage city.
THE TAGORE CULTURAL COMPLEX, ANUPAM UPVAN
The Dayalbagh Educational Institute is establishing The Tagore Cultural Centre, at the Anupam Upvan site of the DEI campus. This centre will advance the overarching objective of promoting values and heritage through a program that integrates all art forms to foster a greater understanding and appreciation for the fine and performing arts.
In the true spirit of Shanti Niketan, the Tagore Cultural Center is envisioned as one that is deeply connected to nature – based on the fundamental premise that ‘art takes inspiration from nature’ [Aristotle]. Aiming to establish harmony between the built and natural surroundings, the campus will replicate the feature of ‘no walls’ seen in Shanti Niketan by having the majority of usable spaces as being open or semi-open -reinforcing its vision of the Tagore Cultural Campus as one in which the experience of open collaborative spaces are enhanced by sensory stimulus deriving from nature. The unique feature of the campus is that it aims to achieve a synergy of agroforestry, visual and performing arts, technology and entrepreneurship.
The Centre will take forward the philosophical quest of Shri Rabindranath Tagore within a modern technologically oriented setting. It will actively strive to break down conceptual walls that exist in Indian society and academia with steps to promote a casteless society and to break down the artificial walls separating traditional academic disciplines by promoting interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary studies, research and activities.
The unique feature of the Centre is that it aims to achieve a synergy of agroforestry, technology, entrepreneurship, globalism and consciousness with the visual and performing arts.
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