Vidyasagar College To Get New Bust Of Social Reformer: Mamata Banerjee

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on June 3 said a new bust of social reformer Ishwar​​​​​​​ Chandra Vidyasagar will be installed at the Vidyasagar College in place of the old one, which was desecrated by miscreants last month.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on June 3 said a new bust of social reformer Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar will be installed at the Vidyasagar College in place of the old one, which was desecrated by miscreants last month.

"The state government will place a bust of Vidyasagar on June 11. Another statue of bronze is being prepared," Banerjee said.

It will also conduct beautification work at the college and upgrade the museum there, she said, adding, a standing statue of Rabindranath Tagore and another of Asutosh Mukherjee will be installed in front of the Presidency University and Calcutta University, respectively.

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Banerjee said her government will be organising a number of programmes to commemorate the 200th birth anniversary of Vidyasagar.

The college named after Iswarchandra Vidyasagar, a key figure in the Bengal renaissance, was ransacked and a bust of the 19th century social reformer shattered allegedly by BJP workers in clashes, during a roadshow by party president Amit​​​​​​​ Shah in the city on May 14. 

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