President praises Madan Mohan Tarkalankar

New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday inaugurated the 200th birth anniversary celebrations of Pandit Madan Mohan Tarkalankar at Bilwagram in Nadia district of West Bengal.

On the occasion, the president lauded Tarkalankar’s efforts in spreading education among women during the 13th century in Bengal.

“Pandit Tarkalankar was a social reformer who laid a strong foundation for the spread of education in Bengal,” he said, according to an official statement issued here.

Tarkalankar set an example by sending his two daughters to Calcutta Female School founded by John Elliot Drinkwater Bethuneto to encourage girls of the city, he added.

The president also spoke about his contribution to Bengali and Sanskrit literature.

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