Mamata pays homage to Swami Vivekananda
Kolkata:West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday paid homage to Swami Vivekananda on the 125th anniversary of his address at the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago.
"Our heartfelt homage to Swami Vivekananda on the anniversary of his historic address to the Parliament of Religions in Chicago in 1893," Banerjee tweeted.
The Banerjee government has said it will not direct state-run varsities to follow through with the University Grants Commission (UGC) circular that asked all vice chancellors of universities and heads of higher educational institutions to "provide opportunity and facility to the teachers and students to view" Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address, made earlier on Monday.
Modi addressed a student leaders' convention on the theme of "Young lndia, New lndia -- A Resurgent Nation: From Sankalp to Sidhhi" in New Delhi on the occasion of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya's centenary celebration and the 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda's address.