PM Modi unveils life-size statue of Swami Vivekananda on JNU campus

PM Modi to unveil statue of Swami Vivekananda on JNU campus: The unveiling of the statue will be preceded by a programme on Swami Vivekananda from 5:30 pm onwards.

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LIVE: PM Modi unveils life-size statue of Swami Vivekananda on JNU campus

LIVE: PM Modi unveils life-size statue of Swami Vivekananda on JNU campus

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveils a statue of Swami Vivekananda at the JNU campus on Thursday, via video conferencing. JNU VC Jagadesh Kumar, Dr Ramesh Pokriyal Nishank, Minister of Education were also present on the occasion.

Earlier this morning, PM Modi tweeted that at 6:30 this evening, he will unveil a statue of Swami Vivekananda at the JNU campus and share my thoughts on the occasion.


“Swami Vivekananda is one of the most beloved intellectuals and spiritual leaders India has been fortunate to produce. He enthused the youth with his message of freedom, development, harmony and peace in India. He inspired citizens to take pride in Indian civilisation, culture and its industrious spirit,” the JNU Vice-Chancellor said in a statement.


# Swami Vivekananda wanted that education in the country should be such that it provides self-confidence to individuals and makes them Aatmanirbhar in every way. New National Education Policy is on the same line and has inclusion at its core: PM Modi

# The core values of the NEP is to build a young India full of confidence, conviction and character. This was the vision of Swami Vivekananda as well. He wanted India’s education to instill our students with confidence and self-reliance. – PM Modi

# Our ideologies should always stand in the nation’s interests. During the Independence struggle and even the Emergency, the country saw the same solidarity: PM Modi

# I hope his statue teaches everyone devotion and intense love towards the nation, which is supreme message of Swamiji’s life. May it inspire the country for vision of oneness: PM Modi

# Earlier, good reforms were deemed to be bad politics in India. I would like my JNU scholars to research on how good reforms turned into good politics. I would like to state that whatever reforms that are being done currently only try to make the country better in every way.

# When we were oppressed during colonialism, Swami Vivekananda went to Michigan University in earlier part of the last century & had said that even though this century is yours, next century will belong to India. It is our responsibility to realise this statement & vision: PM Modi

# Our target for Aatmanirbhar Bharat isn’t limited till physical or material self-reliance. It is dynamic and covers a wide range. A nation becomes self-reliant only when a nation becomes self-reliant in thinking, practices and resources. – PM Modi

# When there was hopelessness in the entire country, at that time, Swami Vivekananda had said in Michigan University in the USA – ‘This decade is yours, but the 21st century would undoubtedly be India’s.’ – PM Modi

#I wish that Swami Vivekananda’s statue in JNU will inspire and energize everyone. I hope this statue instills courage and compassion that Swami ji wanted to see in everyone: PM Narendra Modi

JNU vice-chancellor Jagadesh Kumar said that the JNU fraternity is “very happy that Swami Vivekananda’s statue will be inaugurated today by our PM”.


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