Subramanya Bharathi wanted India to break narrow domestic walls: Vice President Addresses Birthday Celebrations of Subramanya Bharathi

Chennai
December 10, 2017

The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that Subramanya Bharathi, like Guru Dev Rabindranath Tagore, wanted India to break the narrow domestic walls. He was addressing the gathering at the Birthday Celebrations of great national poet Subramanya Bharathi, in Chennai today. The Governor of Tamil Nadu, Shri Banwarilal Purohit and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.

The Vice President said that ‘Bharathi’ was the title given to this great luminary, so was the title of ‘Mahakavi’. Both signify his extraordinary contribution to the world of letters through his poetry and his speeches. He was truly blessed by the goddess of learning, he added.

The Vice President said that his was a vision of ‘freedom’ in the broadest sense. Not only did he join the freedom struggle and relentlessly fight against the foreign rule, but he wanted India to be free from hunger, gender discrimination, untouchability, unclean environment, narrow linguistic and religious dogmatism, he added.

The Vice President said that he wanted Indians to be proud of their rich heritage and language and literature was an integral part of this heritage. He celebrated India’s diversity and loved all languages and described Telugu as ‘Sundara Telungu’, he added.

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