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.”
Today, on his birthday anniversary, we honour the life and legacy of the great reformer and scholar, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar.
His commitment to social progress and his enduring contributions to our culture is a testament to the power of knowledge and compassion. The…
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) September 26, 2023
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.