Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the centenary celebrations of the Visva-Bharati University, Shantiniketan on Thursday morning through video conferencing. The Prime Minister is the Chancellor of the University. The Governor of West Bengal and Union Education Minister will also be present on the occasion.
Founded by Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore in 1921, Visva-Bharati was declared to be a Central University and an Institution of National Importance by an Act of Parliament in May 1951. The University followed the pedagogy devised by Gurudev Tagore, though gradually it evolved in the format in which modern Universities developed elsewhere.