PM Narendra Modi to virtually unveil Swami Vivekananda’s statue at JNU campus
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be virtually unveiling a statue of Swami Vivekananda at the campus of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in Delhi today. The unveiling of the life-size statue will happen via video-conferencing, preceded by a programme on Swami Vivekananda.
The event will be live-streamed on JNU's Facebook on Thursday, November 12 from 5:30 p.m. onwards. Minister for Education Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank will also be present on the occasion.
Vice Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar with a press note on Sunday stated, "Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unveil (through video-conference) the life-size statue of Swami Vivekananda installed in the university campus on November 12, at 6:30 pm. The unveiling of the statue will be preceded by a programme on Swami Vivekananda."
The JNU Vice-Chancellor also added, “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 citizens to take pride in Indian civilisation, culture and its industrious spirit.”
PM Modi will also be inaugurating two future-ready Ayurveda institutions in Gujarat and Rajasthan on Friday. He will be inaugurating the Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda (ITRA) at Jamnagar in Gujarat and the National Institute of Ayurveda (NIA) at Jaipur in Rajasthan on November 13 via video conferencing, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) tweeted.