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Chicago, Jan 31: Indian Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday said that India and the University of Chicago have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for establishment of the Swami Vivekananda Chair that will ground a visiting professorship in the field of Indian studies.

Addressing the University on the second day visit to United States he said, "We have just witnessed the signing of a MoU for setting up of the Indian Ministry of Culture Swami Vivekananda Chair that will establish a visiting professorship in the field of Indian studies." "It was the decision of our National Committee headed by the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to commemorate the 150th Birth Anniversary of one of India’s greatest souls, Swami Vivekananda, at the city of Chicago, where he delivered his stirring address in 1893," he said.

The Indian Government will give an endowment of $1.5 million to the university for establishing the Swami Vivekananda Chair. The activities that would be undertaken under this chair would focus on Vivekananda, through lectures, seminars and suitable related academic activities on Indian culture and studies.

 
 
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Chicago, Jan 31: Indian Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday said that India and the University of Chicago have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for establishment of the Swami Vivekananda Chair that will ground a visiting professorship in the field of Indian studies.

Addressing the University on the second day visit to United States he said, "We have just witnessed the signing of a MoU for setting up of the Indian Ministry of Culture Swami Vivekananda Chair that will establish a visiting professorship in the field of Indian studies." "It was the decision of our National Committee headed by the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to commemorate the 150th Birth Anniversary of one of India’s greatest souls, Swami Vivekananda, at the city of Chicago, where he delivered his stirring address in 1893," he said.

The Indian Government will give an endowment of $1.5 million to the university for establishing the Swami Vivekananda Chair. The activities that would be undertaken under this chair would focus on Vivekananda, through lectures, seminars and suitable related academic activities on Indian culture and studies.
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