Chennai: Tamilnadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami unveiled the nearly seven-foot-tall statue of Swami Vivekananda at the Raj Bhavan on Wednesday.
Speaking at the event, he said Vivekananda’s speech in the Parliament of Religions at Chicago in 1893 was iconic and India had gained attention of the entire world.
He also revealed that Raja of Ramanathapuram Bhaskara Sethupathi had helped Vivekananda take part in the Parliament of Religions at Chicago.
Presiding over the ceremony, Tamilnadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit said Vivekananda was a yogi, nation maker, world builder, divine dreamer, man of action. He was a symphony of many melodies.
Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam said he was happy to be present at the event. Vivekananda lived just for 39 years and but in such a short life learnt extensively about India’s culture and heritage, about Hinduism.
State Assembly Speaker P Dhanapal and chief secretary Girija Vaidyanathan also took part in the event.