India can't be 'Atmanirbhar' without self-confidence of its daughters: PM Modi
PM Modi said that being a part of the wonderful heritage that Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore has handed over to Mother Bharati, connecting with all your colleagues, is also inspiring and enjoyable for me.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi digitally attended the convocation of Visva-Bharati University on Friday. The Prime Minister is the Chancellor of this university located in Birbhum district of West Bengal. Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' and West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar attended the convocation. The Governor is also the 'Rector' of Visva-Bharati. The convocation began at Amr Kunj in Shanti Niketan campus at 9.30 am.
PM Modi addressing at Vishva Bharti University:
In an address during this, the PM said that participating in this convocation is inspiring and joyful. It would have been nice if I personally came to attend the function today but due to the new rules, I am participating in this program through video conferencing.
You are part of a vibrant tradition - PM
PM Modi said that being a part of the wonderful heritage that Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore has handed over to Mother Bharati, connecting with all your colleagues, is also inspiring and enjoyable for me. This time I have got this opportunity for the second time at intervals of some time. On this important occasion of your life, I congratulate all the young comrades, parents and gurus and many congratulations and many best wishes.
The Prime Minister said that you are not only a part of a university, but also a part of a vibrant tradition. If Gurudev wanted to see Vishwa Bharati as just a university, he could have named it Global University or some other name, but he named it Vishwa Bharati University. The PM said that for Gurudev Tagore, Visva Bharati was not just an institution to impart knowledge. This is an effort to reach the topmost goal of Indian culture.