The Union Home Minister Amit Shah visited Swami Vivekananda’s ancestral home on Shimla Street in Kolkata this morning. Arriving there, he paid floral homage to Swamiji. He later visited Swamiji’s birthplace and paid homage to Swami Vivekananda, Sri Ramakrishna Dev and Sarada Devi.
Later, while leaving the house, the Home Minister told reporters that it was a very lucky and happy day for himself. Mr.Shah said that the philosophy of India is famous all over the world. And it was Swami Vivekananda, who introduced the philosophy to the world and his thoughts and ideas are still relevant. The party’s all-India vice-president Mukul Roy, national general secretary Kailash Vijayavargiya and state president Dilip Ghosh were accompanying Mr. Shah.