Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the centenary celebrations of the Visva-Bharati University, Shantiniketan at 11 AM today through video conferencing.
The Prime Minister is the Chancellor of the University. West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank will also be present on the occasion.
Founded by Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore in 1921, Visva-Bharati was declared a Central University and an Institution of National Importance by an Act of Parliament in May 1951.
Gurudev founded the University with a noble vision. He wrote Visva-Bharati represents India where she has her wealth of mind which is for all. Visva-Bharati acknowledges India’s obligation to offer to others the hospitality of her best culture and India’s right to accept from others their best.
The University follows the pedagogy devised by Gurudev Tagore, though gradually it evolved in the format in which modern Universities developed elsewhere.