New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated the founding father of Visva Bharti College Rabindranath Tagore’s imaginative and prescient was the essence of “Aatmanirbhar Bharat” (self-reliant India) and stated the varsity embodied Indian nationalist sentiment throughout Independence together with his steering.
Modi made the remarks whereas addressing the centenary celebrations of the long-lasting Visva-Bharati College, Santiniketan, which is among the many premium centres of studying and is intently related to Rabindranath Tagore.
Modi stated, “Guided by Gurudev (Rabindranath Tagore) Visva Bharati presented a strong image of Indian nationalist sentiment during Independence. Gurudev wanted entire humanity to benefit from India’s spiritual awakening. Atmanirbhar Bharat (self reliant India) vision is also a derivative of this sentiment.”
“Be it the Visva Bharati University, Banaras Hindu University, Aligarh Muslim University, Delhi University, Jamia Millia Islamia University, Andhra University, Anna Malai University, and several others premier institutions, these came up around the same time, in the same era, and gave momentum to India’s thirst for knowledge,” he stated.
The Prime Minister stated that at this time, as increasingly individuals are getting a superb training, we now should work to construct a powerful and smart nation – one that’s self-reliant.
“We must take inspiration from all those who have contributed to making India great over the centuries and millennia. We must also keep in mind the India that our freedom fighters envisioned when they fought for our independence. That is why we are now at the stage to create an Aatmanirbhar Bharat,” the Prime Minister additional stated.
He additionally stated that one should keep in mind the circumstances which led to the institution of this college. It was not simply British rule however, within the background, have been our wealthy concepts and historical past of tons of of years of motion, he stated.
He additionally stated that ‘Bhakti Andolan’ introduced us all collectively, then the ‘Gyan Andolan’ gave us information and at last the ‘Karm Andolan’ helped us execute our plans to take the nation ahead starting with our battle for independence.
“Learning not just from what is happening in India, India has always been open to learn from the world over. Take your university’s name for example. That itself shows India’s approach and views on education – Visva Bharati – which joined ‘Maa Bharati’ (motherland India) with the Visva (world) and we as a people have always pursued education and greatly valued it,” Modi stated.
Modi stated, “India is playing a huge role in the world for environmental protection through the International Solar Alliances. India is the only major country in the world which is moving fast on the right track to meet the Paris Accord’s environmental goals.”
He additionally stated that Visva-Bharati’s milestone is a second of delight for all of us.
“Its 100-year journey is historic. Visva-Bharati is a true embodiment of Gurudev’s contemplation, vision and hard work for Mother Bharati,” Modi stated.
Modi stated, “Visva-Bharati was a true embodiment of Gurudev’s contemplation, vision and hard work for motherland India. For India, the dream that Gurudev had seen, is a kind of adorable place to give continuous energy to the country to embody that dream.”
The Prime Minister additional said that the work of ‘Gramodaya’ of Visva-Bharati has at all times been admirable. “The Yoga department that was started in 2015 is also growing in popularity. Visva-Bharati University campus is an example of both study and life together with nature,” Modi stated.
In Could 1951, Visva-Bharati was declared a Central college and an establishment of nationwide significance by an Act of Parliament.