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Vivekananda's Chicago speech still relevant: Mamata

IANS  |  Kolkata 

on Tuesday said the message of universal brotherhood delivered by at the on this day 125 years back was still relevant.

"Today is the 125th .. His message of universal brotherhood is relevant even today," Banerjee wrote on "My respectful homage to the great saint."

Born in on January 12, 1863, Narendra Nath Datta later came to be known as after he was drawn to the ascetic way of life post his encounter with

founded the Ramakrishna Math and

In the Parliament of Religions on September 11, 1893, Swami Vivekananda began his stirring speech with "Sisters and Brothers of America" and spoke about religion, its meaning and the importance of restoring peace and harmony in the world.

"We believe not only in universal tolerance but we accept all religions as true," Swami Vivekananda said in the historic speech. He passed away on July 4, 1902.



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First Published: Tue, September 11 2018. 16:00 IST