West Bengal Chief Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee laid the foundation stone for Vivek Tirtha, to be set up by the Ramakrishna Mission, in New Town on Tuesday.
Vivek Tirtha will have a centre for value education, a school of languages, a computer institute, a digital library and more. The state government has given the Mission five acres to build Vivek Tirtha. The project will cost Rs 172 crore and will take five years to complete.
Swami Suparnananda, the secretary of the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Golpark, and Swami Suhitananda, the general secretary of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission were present on the occasion.
Later, the Chief Minister visited the Mother's Park Wax Museum, which she had inaugurated the day before, from the stage of the inaugural programme of KIFF.
She said that the latest tourism attraction of the city will soon boast of wax statues of Mother Teresa and Sister Nivedita.