Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday (December 24) addressed the centenary celebrations of Visva-Bharati University in Santiniketan through video conferencing.

The Governor of West Bengal and Union Education Minister were also present at the event.

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On Tuesday (December 22), PM Modi addressed the centenary celebrations of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU). At the event, Modi said, “No one is left behind due one’s religion, everyone gets the opportunity to move ahead, everyone is able to realise their dreams”.

After addressing the centenary celebrations of Visva-Bharati University through video conferencing, PM Modi said, “It is a great honour for me to be able to speak at this historic event. I thank and congratulate each and every one who has contributed in making this institution a truly great one.”

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“Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore had started this great institution with the thought of education and knowledge for all. Today, as we celebrate 100 years of this prestigious institution, we take that thought forward to ensure a good education reaches all,” he added.

Visva-Bharati University is the oldest Central University in the country. Visva-Bharati was declared to be a Central University and an Institution of National Importance by an Act of Parliament.