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Swami Vivekananda chairs to be set up in CU and PU: Mamata

PTI  Howrah, West Bengal, January 20, 2013
First Published: 21:07 IST(20/1/2013) | Last Updated: 21:09 IST(20/1/2013)

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday announced that chairs on Swami Vivekananda would be set up in two universities of the state.


"Vivekananda chair would be set up in Calcutta University and Presidency University," she said at a function to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Swamiji at Belur Math, the global headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission which was set up by Swamiji.

She said the state government would provide all kinds of support and help to the Ramakrishna Math and Mission to propagate the teachings of Swami Vivekananda.

The chief minister said her government was organising 'youth utsavs' in all the blocks of the state and they are being called 'vivek utsavs'.

Banerjee along with the president of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission Swami Atmasthanandaji Maharaj released some books and DVDs on Swami Vivekananda.

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