"In America I saw many vast educational institutions run by the State, where the pupils had to pay next to nothing in the way of fees. In Europe, also, there is no lack of cheap educational facilities for poor students. Is it then because of the greater poverty of our country that our education must be made more costly ? And yet in India there was a time when education was not bought and sold."
—Rabindra Nath Tagore
In a poor developing country like ours, mass-oriented educational policy of the Left Front Government opened up a new horizon for the teeming masses steeped into darkness of illiteracy.
—Government of West Bengal