Agartala (Tripura), Oct. 7 (ANI): To spread among the students the message of Pandit Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, one of the pillars of Bengal renaissance, the School Education Department of Tripura organised a programme to remember the educationist on his birth anniversary.
Born on 26 September, 1820 in a poor Brahmin family in West Bengal, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar initiated the concept of widow remarriage and raised concern for the abolition of child-marriage and polygamy.
He also opened the doors of the colleges and other educational institutions to lower caste students, which was earlier reserved only for the Brahmins.
For his immense generosity and kind-heartedness, people started addressing him as “Dayar Sagar” (ocean of kindness).
Vidyasagar was a well-known writer, intellectual and above all a staunch follower of humanity.
He brought a revolution in the education system of Bengal. (ANI)