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Hornsey and Wood Green MP Lynne Featherstone visits Tagore Centre
The MP for Hornsey and Wood Green visited a centre in Alexandra Park dedicated to a Nobel laureate from India.
Lynne Featherstone MP visited the Tagore Centre, above Alexandra Park Library, in Alexandra Park Road, which promotes the work of poet, writer and philosopher Rabindranath Tagore.
The centre has a collection of materials, including hundreds of books, songs and paintings by Tagore himself.
It holds regular social events to celebrate the writer’s life and work and describes him as “the ambassador of Indian culture to the rest of the world”.
The volunteers who work at the centre hope to increase his popularity in western nations.
Ms Featherstone was given a tour and shown a video, explaining the work and aims of the Tagore Centre.
Afterwards the Liberal Democrat MP said: “I was so pleasantly surprised to see the vast collection of Tagore’s work at the Centre, and I was happy to offer them some advice on how to carry on their work during these tough economic times.
“The dedication and passion of the volunteers was evident from the moment I stepped in.
“They are working hard to promote Tagore and keep his work relevant in the modern day – and I highly commend them for it.
“I wish them all the best for the future, and will be on hand if they need further advice on how to continue their great work.”
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