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Kerala govt to celebrate 125th year of Vivekananda's visit

Press Trust of India  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

The CPI(M)-led in today announced its decision to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda's visit to the state.

The celebrations, titled 'Vivekananda Sparsham', would be held from November 27 to December 28, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan told reporters after a Cabinet meeting here.

The State Department for Culture would organise the functions, he said.

It was also resolved to erect a statue of social reformer Sree Guru in front of the complex as part of the 100th year of Guru's 'We do not have caste' proclamation.

The Additional Chief Secretary P H Kurian and the Department of Culture Secretary Rani George have been entrusted with the task of finding a suitable place and take necessary decisions on the matter, Vijayan said.

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First Published: Wed, November 15 2017. 15:22 IST