Vice President to unveil statue of Vivekananda

Last Updated: Friday, September 6, 2013 - 14:37

Thiruvananthapuram: Vice President Hamid Ansari will unveil the statue of Swami Vivekananda at Kowdiar Park here on September 11, coinciding with the anniversary of Swami`s historic Chicago speech.

The statue is being installed as part of the year-long country-wide celebration of the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.

The Vice President, who arrives here on a two-day visit on September 10, will unveil the bronze statue having a height of 9.5 feet and a meditation "mandapam."

The City Corporation donated the land at Kowdiar Park to Vivekananda Kendram, Kanyakumari, and Sri Ramakrishna Ashram, as a mark of the city`s adoration and respect to the great spiritual leader.

On his arrival on September 10, Ansari would give away the Sree Narayana Guru Global Secular and Peace Award at a function to be held at University Senate Hall.

The following day, Ansari would address a special session of the Assembly. He will also unveil the statue of freedom fighter Annie Mascrene at Vzhuthacaud.

PTI



First Published: Friday, September 6, 2013 - 14:37

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