Howrah: The Vice President of the Republic of Mauritius Paramasivum Pillay Vyapoory today visited Ramakrishna Math and Mission headquarters at Belur Math and paid obeisance at the temples here.
"I am very happy to visit Belur Math. My mother was a follower of Swamiji. Swami Vivekananda's speech in Chicago has always inspired me," he told a press conference here.
Vyapoory was received by Ramakrishna Math and Mission general secretary Swami Suhita Nanda Maharaj and its manager Bhajona Nanda Maharaj.
He spent around two hours at Swamiji Mandir, Maa-er Mandir and Brahmananda Mandir.
Vyapoory also announced construction of a statue of Swami Vivekananda in Mauritius.
"We are very happy for his endeavours and will assist him in our full capacity for the construction of the statue," Ramakrishna Math and Mission assistant secretary Subira Nanda Maharaj said.
The vice president was also gifted books of Swami Vivekananda on the occasion.