SANTINIKETAN: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday praised the world view of poet- thinker Rabindranath Tagore and requested Visva-Bharati college students to assist farmers and artisans of close by villages discover international markets.

He stated Guru Rabindranath Tagore had not envisioned the college as a typical instructional establishment however one that may assist Indian tradition realise its full potential globally.

Addressing on-line the convocation of Visva Bharati college that was launched by Nobel laureate Tagore in 1921 and designated the primary central college in 1951, Modi stated data was not a “nonetheless and static however a dynamic idea”.

He requested the establishment’s college students to organize a 25- level imaginative and prescient doc for the following 25 years that may lead all training institutions within the nation to emulate it and improve India’s picture globally.

“A place to begin might be that the scholars beneath mentorship of academics of this inspirational establishment start serving to farmers, artisans dwelling in villages close by to search out international markets for his or her merchandise. That shall be a step in the direction of constructing an ‘Atmanirbhar’ (self-reliant) Bharat,” he stated.

He stated West Bengal can turn out to be an instance of how unity can enhance nationwide development and progress.

“Bengal is an inspiration for Ek Bharat-Shreshth Bharat marketing campaign. Visva Bharati will play an enormous function within the 21st-century data economic system, taking Indian data and identification to each nook of the world. College students ought to put together a imaginative and prescient doc for the following 25 years concerning the 25 largest objectives of Visva Bharati in 2047,” he stated.

He advised the gathering that with data comes accountability and the data attained by the scholars was not theirs alone however a legacy for future generations.

“Your data is just not solely yours however society’s… it’s the heritage of the nation. Your data and talent could make a nation proud or push society into the darkness of slander and break,” he stated.

Modi stated some extremely educated and expert folks had been spreading terror and violence on the planet, whereas others had been toiling day and evening to free folks from a worldwide epidemic like COVID-19.

“It isn’t about ideology however the mindset, whether or not it’s optimistic or unfavorable,” he stated.

Modi stated it was for the scholars to determine whether or not they needed to be a part of the issue or answer, and requested them to not be afraid of taking dangers.

“In case your intentions are clear and your loyalty is to ‘Ma Bharati’ (Mom India) each resolution of yours will take you in the direction of discovering an answer. It is so that you can determine whether or not you need to be part of the issue or answer.

“Chances are you’ll not get the outcomes you thought you’ll after you had taken a call, however you shouldn’t be afraid of constructing a call,” he stated.

The prime minister stated the brand new Nationwide Schooling Coverage (NEP) was a serious step in the direction of constructing a self-reliant India because it gave impetus to analysis and innovation.

He stated the NEP broke the previous restrictions and allowed college students to grasp their potential, promoted entrepreneurship and self-employment, analysis and innovation.

“This new nationwide training coverage is a serious milestone within the making of an Aatmnirbhar Bharat,” he stated.

In his speech peppered with references to Tagore, a local of Bengal however idolised by all Indians, Modi stated, “Gurudev believed that we now have to find ourselves among the many various Ideologies and variations.”


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