PM attends Santiniketan convocation
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today paid rich tributes to Biswa Kobi Rabindranath Tagore by placing floral wreath at Rabindra Chair at Rabindra Bhaban here.
The prime minister arrived Kolkata this morning on a two-day visit at the invitation of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Narendra Modi received Sheikh Hasina on her arrival at Rabindra Bhaban of Santiniketan, founded by Rabindranath Tagore in 1921 as a unique institution to impart education blending with nature, spirituality and human values.
Later, Sheikh Hasina joined the convocation of Santiniketan as the guest of honour, which is held in every five years.
Indian Prime Minister and Chancellor of the University Narendra Modi presided over the convocation.
Vice-Chancellor of Ramkrishna Mission Vivekananda University Swami Atmapriananda and Vice-Chancellor of Visva-Bharati University Professor Sabuj Koli Sen also spoke on the occasion.
Rector of the university West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Bondopadhya were present.
On her arrival at the convocation venue ‘Amrakunja’, the guests were adorned special robe and scurf of the convocation and students greeted the guests with ‘ulu dhawni’ and sounds of conch.
Later, Vedic hymns and Sangkalpa Bachana were recited.