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Bengal CM remembers Swami Vivekananda on death anniversary

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Mamata Banerjee today remembered on his 116th death anniversary and urged the people to live up to the ideals the espoused.

"On this day, the great philosopher, attained Mahasamadhi. Remembering him on this solemn occasion. Let us strive to live up to the ideals he espoused, Banerjee wrote on her handle.

Swami Vivekananda, who passed away on July 4 in 1902, played an important role in the spiritual enlightenment of the masses.

He spread the Vedanta philosophy in the West and established the to serve the poor.

"He taught the world the true meaning of Hinduism: universal brotherhood," Banerjee said.

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First Published: Wed, July 04 2018. 10:35 IST