Vivekananda’s ideals, says Kalam
the Vivekananda cultural and research centre here today, the
President, Dr A.P.J. Kalam, called upon the people to follow
Swamiji’s ideas and teachings that were much relevant today.
These teachings should also be taught in educational institutions,
his one-day visit to the state the President visited the Ramkrishina
Mission and math at Belur in the morning and spent the time
with students and teachers at Santiniketan before coming to
Vivekananda’s ancestral house in central Kolkata to formally
inaugurate the cultural complex and research centre. He returned
to Delhi late in the evening.
after landing at Kolkata airport around 11.30 a.m the President
flew to Belurmath in an helicopter. He was received at the
airport by Governor Viren J. Shah and Chief Minister Buddhadeb
Bhattacharjee and other dignitaries.
Belurmath, Dr Kalam spent over half an hour meeting Swamis.
He also visited the temple and went round the ashrama. He
called on the Ramkrishna Mission and math’s President, Swami
Santiniketan, the President spent over two hours with students
and teachers and exchanged views on the writings of Rabindranath
Tagore. He also visited Tagore museum from where Tagore’s
Nobel Prize Medal and other memorabilias were stolen about
six months ago back.
Kalam held talks with the Vice-Chancellor, Dr Sujit Bose.
India PB Jan. 2005