25 December 2013

Mamata Banerjee On Swami Vivekananda

Swamiji always said to walk with your
head held high and never to give up.
—Mamata Banerjee
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In January 2012 Mamata Banerjee or Mamata Bandyopadhyay, the eighth and the current Chief Minister of West Bengali told that in her political career she had drawn inspiration from the works and teachings of Swami Vivekananda.[Ref]

In this article we'll make a collection of Mamata Banerjee's quotes and comments on Swami Vivekananda.

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Mamata Banerjee's quotes and comments on Swami Vivekananda

February 2011 — Swamiji's Call to Nation

According to a news article published in The Telegraph, Calcutta in February 2011, Mamata Banerjee visited  Belur Math in that month and there she told—[Ref]
Swamiji’s Call to Nation has been my biggest source of inspiration. Whenever I am feeling low or facing any doubt, I sift through the pages and gather the strength and courage to move on.
(Most probably Banerjee was referring to Rosuing Call to Hindu Nation, written/edited by Eknath Ranade — Ed.)

January 2012 — Reading books of Swami Vivekananda to gather strength

In 2012, on the eve of Swami Vivekananda's 150th birth Anniversary, Mamata Banerjee told—
In the course of the several movements that I led, there would be moments of doubt. There were some who were critical of me and even I wondered that there were so many people who had pinned their hopes on me. What if I were to fail them? I would read books written by Swami Vivekananda to gather my strength.[Ref]

January 2013 — Holding head high and not giving up

In January 2012 in the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Swami Vivekananda at Belur Math, Mamata Banerjee was invited as the chief guest. There in her lecture she told—[Ref]
A leader is one who works with the masses and does not just stand at the top and give orders. Swamiji always said to walk with your head held high and never to give up.

January 2013 — Parivartan

In January 2013 while talking on parivartan (change) in West Bengal's political atmosphere, Banerjee told—[Ref]
When I had called for parivartan in West Bengal, many had been critical of it. But I had found inspiration in Swamiji's books,

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1 comment:

  1. Just politics, nothing else. I doubt Mamata Banerjee has any respect for Vivekananda or his ideals.


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