Vice President Venkaiah Naidu Sunday said that Subramanya Bharathi, like Guru Dev Rabindranath Tagore, wanted India to break the narrow domestic walls.
Addressing a gathering at the Birthday Celebrations of great national poet Subramanya Bharathi, in Chennai on Sunday Vice President said that ‘Bharathi’ was the title given to this great luminary, so was the title of ‘Mahakavi’.
Vice President said both signify his extraordinary contribution to the world of letters through his poetry and his speeches. He was truly blessed by the goddess of learning.
Vice President said that his was a vision of ‘freedom’ in the broadest sense. Not only did he join the freedom struggle and relentlessly fight against the foreign rule, but he wanted India to be free from hunger, gender discrimination, untouchability, unclean environment, narrow linguistic and religious dogmatism, he added.
Vice President Naidu said that he wanted Indians to be proud of their rich heritage and language and literature was an integral part of this heritage. He celebrated India’s diversity and loved all languages and described Telugu as ‘Sundara Telungu’, he added.