Govt To Observe Sister Nivedita’s 150th Birth Anniversary Today

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Kolkata: The state government will celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Sister Nivedita on Friday in a grand manner at Sisir Mancha.

The inaugural function of Sister Nivedita’s 150th birth anniversary will be held at Sisir Mancha on Friday, where state Education minister Partha Chatterjee and president of Bagbazar Math Swami Nityamuktananda will be present.

The state government has set up a committee, comprising dignitaries of Ramakrishna Math and Mission including general secretary Swami Suhitananda, assistant secretary Swami Suvirananda and Swami Suvakarananda.

It was Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who took special interest in acquiring and renovating the house of Sister Nivedita at 16 Bosepara Lane and hand it to Ramakrishna Sarada Math. The Chief Minister also acquired Roy Villa in Darjeeling, where Sister Nivedita died on October 13, 1911, and handed it over to Ramakrishna Mission.

A programme will be held at Bosepara Lane, where renovation of the building is being carried out in full swing. Noted personalities of the 19th century – from Tagore to Jagadish Chandra Bose, Aurobindo Ghosh to Gopal Krishna Gokhale – used to visit the house.