Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla unveils first statue of Swami Vivekananda in Mexico
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Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on 3 September unveiled a statue of Swami Vivekananda at University of State of Hidalgo in Mexico.
IMPORTANT FACTS -
- This is the first statue of Swami Vivekananda in Latin America.
Birla said that the teachings and personality of Swami Vivekananda have inspired people not only in India but across the world.
This statue will be a source of inspiration to the youth to strive and bring change that will take their country to new heights.
Today, people across the world are embracing his ideals and taking a pledge to follow them for the betterment of their lives and society.
Om Birla is leading the Indian Parliamentary Delegation to Mexico.
Om Birla on 2 September also unveiled a statue of freedom fighter Dr Pandurang Khankhoje at Chapingo University in Mexico.
Earlier, the Speaker of the Lok Sabha had inaugurated the Indo-Mexico Friendship Garden in the Mexican Parliament Complex.
About Swami Vivekananda :
Born - January 12, 1863
Childhood Name - Narendranath Dutt
He is best known for his speech at the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago in the year 1893.
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose called him "the architect of modern India".
He introduced the world to the Indian philosophy of Vedanta and Yoga.
Mexico is a country in southern North America.
It is the third largest country in Latin America after Brazil and Argentina.
President - Andrés Manuel López Obrador
Capital - Mexico City
Currency - Mexican peso
Official Language - Spanish
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