Need re-awaking of bengal, says rajnath singh


Defence minister Rajnath Singh urged on Friday for the reawakening of Bengal so that the country can once more begin making contributions to knowledge, science,
and philosophy.
At the Visva Bharati University’s annual convocation event in Birbhum, West Bengal, Rajnath Singh served as the chief guest. Speaking to the students, he remarked that education is the key to India’s prosperity and that educated students will build a strong nation.
“I have full faith that in the coming times, many of you students will do something new and different on the strength of your hard work, dedication and values, and will bring laurels to yourself and your country in the world,” he said.
He added that the new National Education Policy, has also paid full attention to the personality development of children, and proper teacher-pupil ratio.
Referring to Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore’s contribution to society, Rajnath said, “Today, when we are trying to eliminate caste discrimination from the society, making continuous efforts for women empowerment, empowering farmers and labourers, then all this is an effort to empower both Indian society and politics and its Gurudevji’s inspiration is behind.” The Defence Minister was on a two-day visit to the University. On Friday, he attended a cultural performance by
university students.
He was accompanied by Union minister of state for education Subhas Sarkar, Vice Chancellor Bidyut Chakraborty and other dignitaries.
Elaborating on Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore’s idea of nationalism and universal humanism, the Defence Minister enlightened the students on how the great philosopher deeply influenced Indian society and politics with his thoughts, philosophy and values.