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V Prez stresses on integrated approach to gap bridge between rural India & Urban Bharat
New Delhi August 16(Agencies)
The Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that the new education system of the country should teach on rural life of the country involving agriculture and nature. He was addressing a gathering after reopening Shyamali house at Santineketan this morning. The Vice President said that integrated approach is needed to gap the bridge between rural India and Urban Bharat for upliftment of people and inclusive growth.

Mr. Naidu recalled Gurudev Rabindra Nath Tagore's role for spread of education involving nature. He urged to protect and preserve every monuments and cultural heritage of the country's glorious history. The West Bengal Governor Mr. Jagdeep Dhankar and Vice-Chancellor of Viswa Bharati University Bidyut Chakraborty were present .

Media reports that Shymali a mud house was built by local Santhals of Santiniketan in 1934. Gurudev Tagore used to stay at the house since then. Mahatma Gandhi and his wife Kasturba Gandhi also stayed in this house several times during their visits to Santineketan. The Archeological Survey of India renovated the house with an expenditure of 57 lakhs rupees at Uttarayan complex under Viswa Bharati University premises. The Vice President will unveil a potrait of Former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee on his first death anniversary at a function being organised by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR ) IEOM in Kolkata this afternoon.
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