Tagore's vision, philosophy must be preserved: Mamata on Visva-Bharati turning 100

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Kolkata, Dec 24 (PTI) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday called upon people to preserve the vision and philosophy of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore on the occasion of the centenary celebrations of Visva-Bharati - a seat of learning founded by the bard.

Visva-Bharati, located in Santiniketan, was established in 1921. The institute received the status of central university in 1951 by an act of Parliament.

KOLKATA, INDIA - DECEMBER 23: West Bengal Chief minister Mamata Banerjee at a 'Sangeetmela' event at Uttirno auditorium  on December 23, 2020 in Kolkata, India.  (Photo by Samir Jana/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
KOLKATA, INDIA - DECEMBER 23: West Bengal Chief minister Mamata Banerjee at a 'Sangeetmela' event at Uttirno auditorium on December 23, 2020 in Kolkata, India. (Photo by Samir Jana/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

'Visva Bharati University turns 100. This temple of learning was Rabindranath Tagore's greatest experiment on creating the ideal human being. We must preserve the vision and philosophy of this great visionary,' the CM tweeted. PTI SUS RMS RMS