President pays tribute to Tagore, Subhash Bose
Kolkata: President Ram Nath Kovind ended his two-day maiden trip to Bengal on Wednesday by offering tributes to icons like Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Swami Vivekananda and Rabindranath Tagore.
The President started his busy schedule by visiting the Tagore residence at Jorasanko and paid floral tributes to the great poet. He visited Tagore's personal room and took a tour of the Rabindra Bharati museum at the campus, accompanied by Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi.
His next destination was the ancestral house of Subhash Chandra Bose at Elgin Road in South Kolkata where he visited the Netaji museum. "Went to Netaji Bhawan in Kolkata to pay tributes to Netaji Subhas. Was moved by the aura of sacrifice and dedication to India. Netaji is cherished, remembered and missed to this day all over the country," the President wrote on Facebook. President Kovind followed these two visits by attending the closing ceremony of centenary celebrations of the Bose Institute in Kolkata, named after legendary scientist Jagadish Chandra Bose. "In his lifetime Acharya J C Bose was not given enough credit. His scientific career was one of struggle. He had little institutional and financial support. The colonial government put roadblocks in his path. Over the years, he felt the need to establish an institute devoted to scientific research and to helping young Indian scientists. This is how the idea of the Bose Institute was born," he said in his address. He also paid tributes to Swami Vivekananda and Sri Ramakrishna at the Belur Math.