Eastern Railway will run a special train from Budge Budge to Sealdah on February 19 to mark the 122nd return day of Swami Vivekananda from Chicago where the monk had delivered a historic lecture, railway sources said.
On his way back to Kolkata from the U.S. city in 1897, Vivekananda had travelled from Madras by a steamer, which docked at Budge Budge on the banks of the River Hooghly. He had delivered the historic lecture at the Parliament of the World’s Religions in 1893, but returned to India four years later after extensively travelling through the U.S. and the U.K. Read More…
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