Bengal Govt to mark sesquicentennial birth anniversary of Sister Nivedita
The sesquicentennial (150th) birth anniversary of Sister Nivedita will be observed in all state-run, -aided and -sponsored schools in Bengal on October 30, a notification issued by the state Education Department on Tuesday.
The government has set up a Sister Nivedita 150th Birth Celebration Committee with Education Minister Partha Chatterjee as its chairman. The committee has proposed, among other things, the creation of a chair after Sister Nivedita at Diamond Harbour Women’s University.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee recently inaugurated the Kolkata Municipal Municipal Corporation-renovated Mayer Bari, the house where Sister Nivedita had opened her school in November 1898.
Mamata Banerjee is also flying to England to attend a ceremony where a Blue Plaque will be installed at the house in London where the Sister lived in England before coming to India.