Bengal Govt To Mark Sesquicentennial Birth Anniversary Of Sister Nivedita

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Kolkata: The sesquicentennial (150th) birth anniversary of Sister Nivedita will be observed in all state-run, -aided and -sponsored schools in Bengal on October 30, a notification issued by the state Education Department on Tuesday.

The government has set up a Sister Nivedita 150th Birth Celebration Committee with Education Minister Partha Chatterjee as its chairman. The committee has proposed, among other things, the creation of a chair after Sister Nivedita at Diamond Harbour Women’s University.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee recently inaugurated the Kolkata Municipal Municipal Corporation-renovated Mayer Bari, the house where Sister Nivedita had opened her school in November 1898.

Mamata Banerjee is also flying to England to attend a ceremony where a Blue Plaque will be installed at the house in London where the Sister lived in England before coming to India.

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