West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee left for London this evening to participate in a programme to commemorate Sister Nivedita's 150th birth anniversary, state government officials said.
Banerjee will be unveiling the London Blue Plaque Scheme, run by the English Heritage, which links major historical figures and the buildings in which they lived or worked.
Recognising Sister Nivedita's contribution to social work, the English Heritage decided to install the Blue Plaque at her family home to commemorate her 150th birth anniversary.
The chief minister has been invited as the chief guest at the programme in Wimbledon on Sunday. She is likely to return on November 18.
Born Margaret E Noble, the Scottish-Irish social worker and disciple of Swami Vivekananda got the name 'Nivedita' or "the dedicated one" from the great monk himself.
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