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Swami Vivekananda statue unveiled in TN Raj Bhavan

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

A life-size statue of spiritual leader was unveiled by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami at the here.

Banwarilal Purohit, who presided over the ceremony, said"Vivekananda was a symphony of many melodies... He was a yogi, nation maker, world builder, divine dreamer, man of action and many more."

Referring to Vivekananda's iconic speech in the at in 1893,the said it attracted the attention of the entire world toward

"I am proud to tell that it was Raja of Ramanathapuram Bhaskara Sethupathi who helped Vivekananda take part in the at over a century ago," he said after unveiling the nearly seven-foot-tall statue.

Deputy O Panneerselvam said Vivekananda lived just for 39 years and but in such a short life learnt extensively about India's culture and heritage, about Hinduism.

"...I am much happy being present on this occasion," he said.

P were among others who took part in the event.

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First Published: Wed, February 13 2019. 22:35 IST