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Spreading the message of universal brotherhood

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Vivekananda Express, an ‘expo on wheels' portraying the life of Swami Vivekananda, will chug into Thiruvananthapuram Central on July 3.

The six air-conditioned coaches will display photographs, write-ups, and souvenirs which deal with various facets of Swami Vivekananda's life.

The train was flagged off by the then Union Minister for Railways Mamata Banerjee from the Howrah station in West Bengal on January 12, to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.

A special tribute by the Indian Railways aims at spreading the messages of universal brotherhood and religious harmony, as envisaged by the saint. Swami Vivekananda's childhood, education, and travels are chronicled.

His inclination to Yoga, spirituality, and his associations with various reformation movements are detailed.

The exhibition also traces the story of Ramakrishna Mission. Swami Vivekananda's association with Sri Ramakrishna is also covered extensively.

The train will be berthed at platform one of the Central Station from July 3 to 5. The public can visit the train from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The entry is free.

The train will move to Kollam and will be there on July 6 and 7.

It will be at Ernakulam Junction from July 8 to 11. The train will travel across the country till January 13.

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