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Essence of Tagore’s vision of the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ initiative: PM Modi | India News


SANTINIKETAN: Prime Minister Ninister Narendra Modi on Thursday praised the vital role played by Visva-Bharati in India’s freedom movement and in promoting the cause of universal brotherhood.
Addressing the centenary celebrations of the university founded by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, Modi said that the literary legend’s vision was also at the core of the “Atmanirbhar Bharat” initiative launched by his government for the construction of a self-sufficient India.
“Visva-Bharati is a venerable source of constant energy for the country,” he said.
He said that Tagore and the institution he founded not only strengthened the spirit of nationalism, but also promoted inclusion that strengthened “vishva bandhutva” (university brotherhood).
Praising the institution for its remarkable achievements in various fields such as art and literature, and science and innovation, the prime minister urged his students to reach out to artisans in the region to explore ways to find national and international markets. for your products.
“That will make them self-sufficient. Atmanirbhar Bharat is India’s prosperity initiative that will help global prosperity,” he said.
Recalling India’s fight for freedom, Modi said: “The Bhakti Movement brought us together, the Learning Movement gave us intellectual strength and the Karma Movement exemplified by the likes of Shivaji, Maharana Pratap and Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi gave us the courage to fight for our rights. ”
Visva-Bharati, he said, is the embodiment of the philosophy, vision and hard work of Guru Rabindranath Tagore.

Times of India