Jawaharlal Nehru University has announced that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unveil the life-size statue of Swami Vivekananda installed in the university campus on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 6:30 PM through Video Conference. The unveiling of the statue will be proceed by a program on Swami Vivekananda from 5:30 PM onwards.
JNU vice chancellor M. Jagadesh Kumar said: “Swami Vivekananda is one of the most beloved intellectuals and spiritual leaders India has been fortunate to produce. He enthused the youth with his message of freedom, development, harmony and peace in India. He inspired the citizens to take pride in Indian civilisation, culture and its industrious spirit. Swami Vivekananda always spoke for the education and well-being of Indians, specially of the less privileged, and strongly celebrated the idea of India where industry will meet national pride. The statue of Swami Vivekananda has been installed in the university campus with the support of JNU aluminide for which the university remains grateful to them”, said an official release by the University Rector.
“In his speeches and writings Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi often invokes Swami Vivekananda‘s life and mission, and reminds the youth of the country to follow the ideals of this great son of India. JNU is grateful that on this occasion the Prime Minister has kindly consented to address the JNU community and, throw at the wider world. The event will be live streamed on JNU‘s Facebook”, said an official release by the University Rector.