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September 11, 2018

Honouring the legacy of Swami Vivekananda

Honouring the legacy of Swami Vivekananda

The great follower of the philosophy of Swami Vivekananda that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is, she has named schemes and places after the great son of Bangla.

Here is a list of the works of the Bangla Government in preserving the legacy of Swami Vivekananda:

Gave autonomy and special status to Ramakrishna and Sarada Mission educational institutions, which are associated with Swami Vivekananda’s ideology to impart education and foster character-building

Mamata Banerjee named the Centre for Human Excellence and Social Sciences being built by the Ramakrishna Mission as ‘Vivek Tirtha’

Acquiring and handing over premises adjoining Swamiji’s ancestral house to Ramakrishna Mission

Renovating ‘Mayer Bari’ in Baghbazar, Kolkata at a cost of Rs 30 crore

Acquiring Sister Nivedita’s house at Baghbazar and handed it over to Ramakrishna Sarada Mission, and giving it heritage status

Allocating Rs 2 crore for the renovation of ‘Roy Villa’ in Darjeeling, associated with Sister Nivedita, and handing it over to Ramakrishna Mission

Building a skywalk to connect the railway station of Dakshineswar to the famous temple there

Renaming Yuva Bharati Krirangan after Swami Vivekananda, as Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan

Naming the Self-Help and Self-Employment Department-run self-help scheme for the as Swami Vivekananda Swanirbhar Karmasansthan Prakalpa

Naming the scholarship for economically disadvantaged families as Swami Vivekananda Merit-cum-Means Scholarship

Organising Vivek Chetana Utsav from January 10 to 12, commemorating the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda across the State