August 26, 2018
Bangla Govt forms committee for Vidyasagar’s bicentenary birth celebration
The State Government has set up a 27-member committee to celebrate the birth bicentenary of one of Bangla’s icons, the social reformer and educationist Pandit Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar.
State Education Minister Partha Chatterjee will be the president of the body. The members of the committee comprise four Cabinet ministers – those of transport, irrigation and waterways, information technology and women and child development and social welfare, the chief secretary, secretaries of several departments and councils, principal of Ramakrishna Mission, Jhargram, four prominent journalists, noted academicians and several others
Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar had played an important role in spreading education, especially among children. He had written Barnaparichay, Kathamala, Batrish Singhasan and Betal Panchabingsati for children. For those pursuing Sanskrit, he wrote Upakramanika.
Source: Millennium Post