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Title: KNOWLEDGE COMMUNICATION IN TAGORE'S MODEL FOR RURAL RECONSTRUCTION: AN OVERVIEW
Authors: Ray, Partha Pratim
Biswas, Bidhan Ch.
Sen, B. K.
Issue Date: Sep-2005
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract: Rabindranath Tagore, the world-famous poet, is also considered as the pioneer of rural development programme in India. He started rural reconstruction project at Sriniketan in 1921 aiming to make. villagers self-reliant and self-respecting, and competent to make efficient use of resources for the fullest development of their physical, social, economic and intellectual potential and abilities; and to get them acquainted with the cultural tradition of their own. For this purpose Tagore laid full emphasis on collection and dissemination of information. The present paper is an attempt to highlight how information on rural Bengal was collected, disseminated and utilized for preparing rural development plan and its implementation. It also tries to highlight the functions of the Rural Reconstruction Centre to the dissemination of information to rural masses.
Page(s): 94-102
ISSN: 0972-5423
Source:ALIS Vol.52(3) [September 2005]

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