Kolkata: Continuing his engagement with academic institutions during special occasions, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing the convocation of the Visva-Bharati University. The confirmation has come from the Prime Minister’s Office.
West Bengal Governor and Rector of Visva-Bharati Jagdeep Dhankhar, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and Union MoS for Education Sanjay Dhotre will also be present on the occasion. Prime Minister Modi will address the convocation via video conferencing.
A total of 2,535 students are going to receive their degrees. Visva-Bharati, situated at Shantiniketan, was founded by Rabindranath Tagore in 1921. It is the oldest central university in the country. It was in May 1951, Visva-Bharati was declared a central university.
The prime minister is also the chancellor of the university.