Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveils Swami Vivekananda’s life-size statue at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus in New Delhi via virtual conferencing. The statue, the construction of which began three years ago, in November 2018, was vandalised, and objectionable messages were found written on its pedestal last year.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion said that, "I wish that this statue of Swami ji in JNU inspires everyone, filled with energy. This statue should give courage, which Swami Vivekananda wanted to see in every person."
Education Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal present at the event described Swami Vivekananda as India's cultural heritage. He congratulated the alumni of JNU for the establishment of the idol. He said that we are moving forward with Nation First.