Swami Vivekananda and Sri Aurobindo Statues Grace Indian Parliament Building
NEW DELHI, INDIA, August 25, 2006: Two beautifully sculpted three-meter statues of Swami Vivekananda and Sri Aurobindo now reside in the Indian Parliament, donated by Dr. L. M. Singhvi, a former member of the Lok and Rajya Sabhas. The sculpture of Aurobindo was done by a team from Bengal in Pondicherry led by Lalit Verma. The statue of Swami Vivekananda was sculpted by C. Dakshinamoorthy of Chennai. Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh thanked Dr. Singhvi and hoped the presence of the two statues will bring greater equanimity and spiritual energy to Parliament.
After the unveiling, Dr. Singhvi said it was a golden moment in the platinum years of his life. He said he was indebted to the two presiding officers, the Prime Minister, the sculptors and particularly to Dr. Karan Singh, his comrade in arms, and other members of his committee, Shri Kantilal Dalal, Shri Kireet Joshi and Professor Indra Nath Choudhuri. "It is a dream come true for me and my wife," said Singhvi. Dr. Singhvi also has installed bronze busts of Mahatma Gandhi in the United Kingdom, the Supreme Court of Ontario, Canada, Parliament Houses in the Caribbean and the Peace Palace in Seoul, South Korea. HPI firstname.lastname@example.org