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Mamata pays tribute to Swami Vivekananda

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Chief Minister today paid homage to Swami Vivekananda on the occasion of the 125th year of his historic address at the World of Religions in

"Our heartfelt homage to Swami Vivekananda on the anniversary of his historic address to the of Religions in in 1893," Banerjee wrote on her Twitter handle.

Prime Minister Modi is scheduled to deliver a speech today from on the occasion of ideologue Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya's centenary celebrations, and Vivekananda's address.

The University Grants Commission (UGC) had sent letters to universities and other institutes of higher education to facilitate arrangements for viewing Modi's speech, which the Mamata Banerjee-had described as a "Tughlaqi' decision", and accused the Centre of "forcibly" trying to impose such orders.

State Education Minister Partha Chatterjee had said that no universities and other institutes of higher education would be allowed to make arrangements for viewing the prime minister's speech today.

Swami Vivekananda had represented India and Hinduism at the of the World's Religions in 1893.

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First Published: Mon, September 11 2017. 11:02 IST