Amity University Rajasthan celebrated the 150th birth anniversary of the renowned poet and noble laureate Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore on October 15, 2011. Dr. Nilanjan Chakrabarti, Associate Professor,Visva-Bharati University delivered a lecture on "Tagore: poetics, politics and pedagogy". The speaker highlighted not only the literary genius of the poet, his romanticism, but talked of the social and familial inspiration that went to the making of this philosopher, political activist and above all, the educationist. Tagore was the conceptor of an innovative pedagogy for which he built up his own educational institute in Shantiniketan, Bolpur which now came to be known as Visva - Bharati University. Still now at the school level students are taught in the outdoors, below the trees and the thrust is put on the holistic development of the students.The poet was a globetrotter and one of the reasons for this is to collect fund for his institution.