Mamata Banerjee Pays Tribute to Vidyasagar, Calls for Embracing Equality and Education

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee commemorates the 203rd birth anniversary of Pandit Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, highlighting his enduring legacy of promoting equality, education, and empowerment for all, as the state engages in widespread celebrations at educational and governmental institutions.

Mamata Banerjee
West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee paid tribute to Pandit Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar on his 203rd birth anniversary on Tuesday, urging people to recommit themselves to the values of ‘equality, education, and empowerment for all’. She emphasized Vidyasagar’s dedication to social progress and his contributions to Bengal’s culture as a testament to the transformative power of knowledge and compassion.

Mamata Banerjee stated on X (formerly Twitter), “Today, on the anniversary of his birth, we honor the life and legacy of the great reformer and scholar, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar. His enduring contributions to our culture and his unwavering commitment to social progress serve as a testament to the enduring influence of knowledge and compassion. His resolute advocacy for education and women’s rights continues to resonate through the ages and serves as a perpetual source of inspiration.”

She added, “As we pay homage to this visionary, let us reaffirm our dedication to the values he championed – equality, education, and empowerment for all.”

Bengal marked Vidyasagar’s 203rd birth anniversary with celebrations at various educational and governmental offices on Tuesday. The school education and higher education department orchestrated a series of programs to commemorate this occasion.


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