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125th Year of Swami Vivekananda Chicago Address

September 11 , 2017 2503 days 1127 0
  • This year marks the 125th year of Swami Vivekananda speech at Chicago.
  • Swami Vivekananda represented India and Hinduism at the Parliament of the World's Religions (1893). This was the first World's Parliament of Religions and it was held from 11 to 27 September 1893. Delegates from all over the world joined this Parliament.
  • He begins his speech with salutation, "Sisters and brothers of America!”. To these words he got a standing ovation from a crowd of seven thousand, which lasted for two minutes. When silence was restored he began his address. He finished his speech with appeal "Help and not Fight," "Assimilation and not Destruction," "Harmony and Peace and not Dissension."

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