Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced the establishment of chair in commemoration of Tamil poet Subramania Bharati at Banaras Hindu University (BHU) for Tamil studies. The Chair will be set up in the faculty of arts at the BHU. PM Modi made the announcement on the 100th death anniversary of Subramania Bharati. The Tamil poet passed away on this date in 1921.
While inaugurating Ahmedabad-based Sardardham Bhavan via video conferencing PM Modi said,. "Today, September 11, is another big occasion. Today is the 100th death anniversary of India's great scholar, philosopher and freedom fighter 'Subramanya Bharati' ji. The vision of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat that Sardar Saheb used to carry, the same philosophy has been shining with full divinity in the Tamil writings of Mahakavi Bharati."
"I am also making an important announcement on this occasion. It has been decided to establish a chair in the name of Subramanya Bharti ji at Banaras Hindu University. 'Subramanya Bharati Chair' on Tamil Studies will be established in Faculty of Arts of BHU," the Prime Minister added.
The Prime Minister also performed 'bhoomi pujan' of Sardardham Phase-II Kanya Chhatralaya (girls' hostel) and extended Ganesh Chaturthi greetings to the people.