Howrah: On the completion of Swamiji’s Chicago speech, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has joined the special programme arranged in Belur Math on Tuesday. She expressed apprehension over the political possession on Belur Math.
She said that, “Kanyakumari in South India has been captured. So there is a chance of Belur Math too. We would stop forceful possession. i would suggest not to practice Communalism and orthodoxy. Only harmony can unite people.”
Statewide celebration took place on 125 years completion of Chicago speech. harmony Week will be celebrated from September 19. Ramkrishna Mission president Swami Swarana Nanda Maharaj and Mamata Banerjee was the chief guest.
Without naming anyone Mamata Banerjee attacked BJP on communalism ground. Talking about the Chicago visit she said that, “It’s a conspiracy behind the cancellation.”
“I wanted to go to Chicago… I could not go there because of an unholy conspiracy hatched by certain people,” Ms Banerjee said without naming anybody.
“This incident has saddened me from the core,” she added. While the Trinamool Congress supremo had made all the preparations for the Chicago visit, the organisers of the event had in a letter in June informed her that the scheduled programme was cancelled.
“Everybody can’t be a leader. A good leader must learn how to sacrifice. A leader must be dedicated to his or her own country and for the cause of people. Tolerance is essential and Hinduism has taught us this,” the CM said.
Mamata cited Swamiji’s writing which says “If you are ruling country and I am a shoemaker that does not give the right to you to put your legs on my head. If you murder then also should I applaud you ?” This was very significant as she read out this portion of Swamji’s writing while she was stating that only harmony, not communalism can unite India. She used Vivekananda’s writing to criticize BJP without naming them.
There should not be anything communal, and everybody should learn to be tolerant and secular for the unity, amity and integrity of the country, Ms Banerjee added. Meanwhile, the CM also announced Rs. 1.5 crore for Vivekananda University, and Rs. 10 crore for setting up a centre for excellence of Ramakrishna Math and Mission at New Town.