New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared the story of the beginning of folding the saree "Pallu of women over the left shoulder".
Narendra Modi said it was the idea of Rabindranath Tagore's elder brother Satyendranath's wife. She came up with a quiet solution to fold the saree.
Jnanadanandini was the wife of the country's first ICS officer. At that time, women from the Tagore family were very educated. They lived in Ahmedabad. At that time, local women were used to placing the pallu on the right shoulder. But, it was difficult for them to work.
He also said the organizations concerned with women empowerment should learn from this.
Modi also said, while I say about Gurudev, I remember, how was the deep connection of Gurudev with Gujarat. It is salient to recall again and again to feel with "Ek Bharat, Shrestha Bharat". Although our country is connected with different cultures with different foods. Diversification integrates our country.
Tagore stayed in Santi Niketan and brought an international name to it. Santi Niketan was possessed by the Tagore family and earlier it was called Bhubandanga.
In 1862, Rabindranath Tagore's father Maharshi Debendranath Tagore called his home Santi Niketan. He established as Ashram there in 1863 and became the founder of Brahmo Samaj.