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. 


  • 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 :

  • 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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