The Trinamool Congress has criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remarks on the occasion of the centenary of Visva-Bharati. On the same day, Trinamool leader and Minister of State Bratya Basu claimed that the Prime Minister’s statement had misrepresented the Rabindranath’s family. He said, Borda while it should be mejda, and Gyandanandini was mispronounced. Basu also raised his voice, as Modi said so many universities name and how can he missed the famous Calcutta university? Bratya attacked Acharya of Visva-Bharati on this day using Rabindranath Tagore’s words as a tool. “In the name of religion, human sacrifice is the sacrifice of intellect, by Rabindranath Tagore.
Modi reminds of Tagore’s deep connection with Gujrat, he also recites a part of khudito pashan (hungry stone) written by Tagore, while he was in Gujrat.
Basu also made a remark that why the prime minister is so eager to represent Tagore’s connection with Gujrat, whereas we consider him as a world poet not only a poet of Bengal. On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Visva-Bharati University, Prime Minister and Acharya of Visva-Bharati joined the virtual function. Modi shared his message in a virtual meet that “This Bengali is full of culture and literature.” Besides education, training, two ideologies were born in Visva-Bharati. He also mentioned this institution of the poet has given strength to the country. Visva-Bharati has also contributed to the independence movement. Visva-Bharati has worked to build a new India. He added, ‘Visva-Bharati is an example of a study and lifestyle in harmony with nature. Modi reminded, “India is the only big country that is following the Paris Climate Agreement.” He further added that Tagore gave us the resolve of our homeland society. He wanted to make our village-agriculture-trade self-sufficient. Everyone needs to make India strong and self-reliant.
Acharya of Visva-Bharati said Visva-Bharati’s centenary is a matter of pride for the country. According to Modi, even if you don’t get anyone with you, you have to believe in the mantra ‘Let’s go alone. Acharya further said, ‘Indian tradition, Gurudev’s Visva-Bharati has preached nationalism.