The inspiration of our village development work – West Bengal

Rabindranath Tagore’s idea of education not only revitalized our initiative of village work but also strengthened our belief that the positive cultural values of Santal life can play an important role in sustainable development of our society even in the modern world. 

Dr. Boro Baski in
“The inspiration of our village development work”
Address and singing on Santal Education commemorating
Rabindranath Tagore’s visit to the Netherlands in September 1920
Paradiso Amsterdam, 25 September 2020
Listen to the audio version of his address | Video link >>
Rendition of Tagore’s lyrics by teachers serving the
RSV School & Museum of Santal Culture (Ghosaldanga Village)
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Boro Baski works for the community-based organisation Ghosaldanga Adibasi Seva Sangha in West Bengal and earned a PhD in social work from Sriniketan, founded by Rabindranath Tagore as integral part of Viswa-Bharati University: an institution in the service of integrated rural development suited to local conditions and meeting communities’ needs, always based on sound scientific principles for the purposes of agriculture and health care.The NGO is supported by the German NGO Freundeskreis Ghosaldanga und Bishnubati.


Boro Baski authored Santali translations of Rabindranath Tagore’s Vidyasagar-Charit and Raktakarabi (Red Oleanders), published by the Asiatic Society & Sahitya Akademi in 2020 >>

“A teacher can never truly teach unless he is still learning himself. A lamp can never light another lamp unless it continues to burn its own flame.” – Rabindranath Tagore, poet, social reformer and composer of India’s national anthem who founded Santiniketan amidst Santal communities >>

Photo © Boro Baski
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