New Delhi: While talking about the importance of education during the convocation ceremony of Visva-Bharati University, on Friday, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi said what one does depends upon whether the mindset is positive or negative, if he wants to spread love and peace or hate and terror. There is scope for both of them. The path is open for both of them. It is in our hands to decide if we want to be a part of the problem or the solution, he said in his video conference.
“Many people who are spreading terror and violence across the world are highly educated, highly skilled. On the other hand, there are people who are risking their lives and stationed at hospitals and labs to save people from a pandemic like Covid,” said PM while adding that, “It’s not about ideology but mindset.”
“What you do depends on whether your mindset is positive or negative. There is scope for both of them. The path is open for both of them. It is in our hands to decide if we want to be a part of the problem or the solution,” PM further said.
Talking about the New Education Policy, he said that it is a major step towards ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ as it gives strength to research and innovation.
The PM said Knowledge and Power come with a lot of responsibility. Mr Modi said Universities stand for endless knowledge and skill or knowledge are not static, but ever evolving. He lauded the Vishwa Bharati for the dedicated service it is rendering for the welfare of the poor.
Recalling Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore’s dream of a Vishwa Bharati or Global University Modi said VishvaBharati is not just a university, but a part of a vibrant tradition. Mr. Modi said for Tagore, Visva Bharati was not merely a place of knowledge, but it was an attempt to reach the topmost goal of Indian culture.
Remembering Chhatrapati Shivaji on his Birth anniversary today, the Prime Minister quoted a poem written by Tagore on Shivaji.
The Convocation ceremony was also attended by West Bengal governor and rector of the university Jagdeep Dhankar, union education minister Dr. Ramesh Pokhrial Nishank and MOS education Sanjay Dhotre. A total of 2,535 students were provided their degrees during the ceremony.
One of the oldest Central Universities in the country, ‘Visha-Bharati’ was founded by Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore in 1921. In May 1951, Visha-Bharati was declared as a Central University and an Institution of National Importance by an Act of Parliament. The Prime Minister is also the Chancellor of the University.