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Story on Sister Nivedita comes out in Wimbledon newsletter

Kolkata: Over a century after Sister Nivedita's death, Wimbledon newsletter has carried a story on her and the Wimbledon library has set up a separate section dedicated to her on her sesquicentennial birth anniversary.
Pamela Greenwood, a local writer, has written a piece on Sister Nivedita, which is more less her life's sketch. She starts with the days when Margaret Noble, later Sister Nivedita, had first come to Wimbledon and joined Madame de Leew's Froebel School in Berkeley Place in 1890.
Later, she opened her own school and named it as The Ruskin School in 1892. At the Sesame Club, she met Swami Vivekananda in London in 1895.
The interest in Nivedita started increasing in England more than 100 years after her death in Darjeeling in 1911. A Blue Plaque was installed at her 21 High Street residence in November 2017. Chief Minister Mamata banerjee was present at the function, along with Swami Suhitanandaji, one of the vice-presidents of RKM.
Sarada Basu, a scholar on Nivedita, who is trying to contact the descendants of the Noble family, said Greenwood is now working on the book written by Muktipranaji.
In Wimbledon museum, there is a temporary exhibition on her life and work. There are some books on Sister and two statues of Sister and Swami Vivekananda, which Mamata Banerjee had taken with her, have been kept there.
The authorities of Wimbledon cemetery have agreed to install a half bust of Sister Nivedita beside her grave. She was cremated in Darjeeling and her ashes were sent to her house by Jagdish Chandra Bose.
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