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Spl train to mark Swami Vivekananda's return day on Feb 19

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Eastern Railway will run a special train from to Sealdah on February 19 to mark the 122nd of from where the monk had delivered a historic lecture, railway sources said today.

On his way back to Kolkata from the US city in 1897, Vivekananda had travelled from (now Chennai) by steamer, which docked at on the banks of River Hooghly, 25 km away from the metropolis.

Vivekananda had travelled by train to Kolkata from Budge Budge, in South 24 district, on February 19, 1897, to a rousing welcome and reception at the railway station here.

had delivered the historic lecture at the Parliament of the World's Religions in 1893 but returned to four years later after extensively travelling through the US and UK, delivering lectures.

To commemorate the occasion, Eastern Railway will run one (EMU) special train from Budge Budge to Sealdah (South) station on February 19, an ER spokesman said.

The flower-bedecked train will leave station at 11 am and arrive at Sealdah (South) station at 12.10 pm, the said.

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First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 15:15 IST