Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, while addressing the centenary celebrations of Visva-Bharati University in Shantiniketan, West Bengal virtually said that India is the only major country, which is all prepared and working towards accomplishing the set targets of the Paris Agreement. Modi further added that India is at the lead regarding the parameters of environmental protection, which is via international solar alliance.
During his address, Modi said, “Our country is spreading the message emenating from Visva-Bharati to the whole world. India today is leading the world in environmental protection through international solar alliance.India is the only country today which is on the right path to to achieve the Paris Accord’s environmental goals.”
“Visva-Bharati’s hundred year journey is very special. Visva-Bharati is a true-embodiment of Gurudev’s contemplation, vision and hard work for Maa Bharti. This is an adorable place for India, which gives continuous energy to the country to embody the dream that Gurudev had dreamed.”
The prime minister said the independence movement of India is particularly having a strong foundation with the Bhakti movement which unified the spiritual and cultural elements in India.
Modi further added, “The topic of devotion cannot proceed until we speak about Shri Ramkrishna Paramahamsa is discussed, The great saint, because of whom India got Swami Vivekananda… He began to see divinty in every person while expanding the scope of devotion. He also gave expression to Karma, stressing the creation of individual and institution.”
PM Modi further highlighted on the Karma movement which happened along with the Bhakti movement. He said, “The people of India were fighting slavery and imperialism. Be it Chhatrapati Shivaji, Maharana Pratap, Rani Laxmibai, rani Chennamma of Kittur, Lord Birsa Munda’s armed struggle. The Karma-rigorous cuktivation of tenacity and sacirifice of ordinary citizens against injustice and exploitation was at its peak. This became a major inspiration of our freedom struggle in future.”
He further added, “The need of the hour was to create an ideological movement to win the war of independence on the establishment of knowledge and at the same time prepare a new generation for the creation of a bright future India. And, many prestigious educational institutions and universities played a big role in it.”
Emphasizing on the movements in India, Narendra Modi said, “We united with Bhakti movement, The Gyan movement gave intellectual strength and Karma movement gave us the courage to fight for our right.”
The Visva-Bharati is the oldest Central University in country founded by Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore in 1921 which was declared as a Central University and an Institution of National Importance by an Act of Parliament in May 1951.
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