PM Narendra Modi To Unveil Life-Size Statue Of Swami Vivekananda At Jawaharlal Nehru University Today  PM Narendra Modi. (@narendramodi/Twitter)

In a positive development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today (12 November) will unveil a life-size statue of Swami Vivekananda at the Jawaharlal Nehru University via video-conferencing, reports Times of India.

In an official statement, JNU vice-chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar reportedly said, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unveil the life-size statue of Swami Vivekananda installed in the university campus on November 12, at 6:30 pm. The unveiling of the statue will be preceded by a programme on Swami Vivekananda.”

“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. The statue of Swami Vivekananda has been installed in the university campus with the support of JNU alumni,” he added.

Swami Vivekananda Statue Vandalised

Last year, unknown JNU students allegedly vandalised and defaced Swami Vivekananda's statue on the varsity campus on 14 November. Objectionable messages along with political remarks were written on the base of the statue.

The statue is located within the Administrative Block and was installed on 5 January 2019 to pay homage to Swami Vivekananda. The statue has not been unveiled and is covered with a cloth.

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