Gujarat welcomes 'Vivek Express' - the moving tribute to Swami Vivekananda!

Published By : Admin | August 20, 2011 | 14:30 IST

‘Vivek Express’ an exhibition train, being run by Indian Railways, to commemorate 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda , has arrived on Western Railway at Valsad on 18th August, 2011. The train shall be stationed at Valsad till 21st August, 2011 and remain open for public viewing from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm on these days.

To commemorate Swami Vivekananda‘s 150th Birth Anniversary and to showcase his life and philosophy , Indian Railway has run this exhibition train which was inaugurated Mamata Banerjee , the then Minister for Railways .

The train will be available for public at various stations as –

Station,    Date

Vadodara,     22nd & 23rd August, 2011

Anand,     24th to 26th August, 2011

Ahmedabad,     27th to 29th August, 2011

Bhaktinagar,     30th August to 02nd September , 2011

Hapa,     03rd & 06th September , 2011

Bhavnagar,     07th to11th September , 2011

* The entry to the train is free for the public. Gujarat will pay a youthful tribute to Swami Vivekananda's 150 years - Narendra Modi



* Suggestions made by Shri Narendra Modi at the first meeting of National Committee for celebrating 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda

* Propagate Swami Vivekananda as a role model for the youth- Hon'ble CM

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