The Swedish Nobel Foundation has presented the university founded by Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore with replicas of the Nobel Prize medal awarded to the poet in 1913.
Officials including Indian Foreign Minister Natwar Singh and Swedish diplomats were present at Saturday's ceremony -- during which officials of Visva-Bharati University, near the eastern city of Calcutta, received two replicas of the medal -- one gold and one bronze. The gold medal will be stored in a secure room, while the bronze will be publicly displayed.
Last year, thieves stole the original medal from the institution, which Mr. Tagore created in 1921. Authorities have not recovered the original. Mr. Tagore won the 1913 Nobel Prize in Literature for his collection of religious poems "Gitanjali."