Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to virtually attend the convocation programme of Visva-Bharati today. PM would address the event via video conferencing at 11 am.
According to Prime Minister’s office, Governor of West Bengal and Rector of Visva-Bharati, Jagdeep Dhankhar, Union Education Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, and Union MoS for Education Sanjay Dhotre will also take part in the convocation in person.
“Visva-Bharati is a prized centre of learning. It is closely associated with the ideals of the great Gurudev Tagore. Those who have studied there have distinguished themselves in many fields. At 11 AM tomorrow, 19th February, will be speaking at Visva-Bharati’s convocation,” PM Modi said on Twitter yesterday.
The convocation will start at ‘Amra Kunja’ (the Mango grove) in Santiniketan campus which will continue for two-and-a-half hours. A limited number of students will be present at the programme.
Reportedly, a total of 2,535 students will receive their degrees in the convocation. The University situated at Shantiniketan, West Bengal was founded by Rabindranath Tagore in 1921 which is one of the oldest central universities in the country.