Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to unveil a life-size statue of Swami Vivekananda at Jawaharlal Nehru University on Thursday. PM will unveil the statue through video conferencing at 6.30 pm. However, controversy has started over the statue’s unveiling. JNUSU has opposed the PM’s program of statue unveiling. In protest against this program, JNUSU will stage a sit-in at the North Gate of the university from 5 pm today. JNUSU has appealed the students to gather at the North Gate of the University.

Earlier, Vice Chancellor of the University, M Jagadish Kumar told on Sunday that PM Modi will unveil a life-size statue of Swami Vivekananda on November 12 in the JNU campus. The event will be conducted through video conferencing. Jagdish Kumar also said in an official statement that after the unveiling of the statue there will be a program on Swami Vivekananda.

In his official statement, VC said, ‘Swami Vivekananda is one of the most learned men and spiritual leaders in India. India feels proud by having such a distinction. He gave the message of freedom, development and peace and harmony to the youth. With the support of JNU alumni, the statue of Swami Vivekananda has been installed in the university campus.